Technical reports on the E-VRP-NL and E-VRP-NL-C

We forgot to tell you! e-VRO’s Aurélien Froger and Jorge E. Mendoza released two technical reports on the E-VRP with nonlinear charging function (E-VRP-NL) and the E-VRP-NL with capacitated charging stations. These two reports present the first results of e-VRO’s collaboration with the Canada research chair on distribution management held by Professor Gilbert Laporte at HEC Montéal. The first report introduces new mixed integer linear programming (MILP) models for the E-VRP-NL and three new methods for the fixed route vehicle recharging problem (download the report here). The second report extends the E-VRP-NL to consider charging station capacity (i.e., number of available chargers). The report presents two MILP formulations and introduces a route-first, assemble-second matheuristic for the problem. The latter uses a novel solution framework based on Benders decomposition that can be quite useful in other VRP variants (download the report here). Journal-paper versions of these two reports are coming soon, in the meantime enjoy the reports!

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e-VRO @ ROADEF 2018

e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza and our friends Jakob Puchinger and Ammar Oularama are putting together a special session on E-VRPs for ROADEF 2018. The conference will be held in Lorient (Brittany, France) on Fev. 21-23. You can find more information about the special session here. Submissions are in the form of 2-page extended abstract. You can submit your contribution to the session here.

e-VRO @ MIC 2017

e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza presented yesterday the paper titled “a parallel matheuristics for the technician routing problem with conventional and electric vehicles” at the 13th Metaheuristics Insternational Conference in Barcelona. You can get a copy of the extended abstract of the paper here. If you attended the presentation and want to have a copy of the slides just email Jorge about it.

e-VRO sponsored tutorial at ASOCIO 2017

e-VRO and the Colombian Operations Research Society (ASOCIO for its acronym in Spanish) join efforts to bring a tutorial on electric vehicle routing (EVR) to the society’s bi-annual congress. The tutorial will be presented by e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza. It will introduce the audience with the state of the art in EVR and outline perspectives in the field. The congress is organised by EAFIT in beautiful and innovative city of Medellín. Registration to the congress is still open. Don’t miss it!

e-VRO @ Politecnico di Milano

e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza will give an invited seminar on electric vehicle routing problems with non-linear charging functions at Politecnico di Milano‘s Department of Electrics, Computer Science, and Bio-engineering (DEIB for its acronym in Italian). The seminar will take on June 14, 2017 at 11h00 in DEIB’s room PT1. The abstract and contact information can be found here.

e-VRO annual seminar 2017

e-VRO will hold its 2017 annual seminar on May 12. In this annual rendez vous members of the project get together to present and discuss their e-VRO research. Here is the program for this year’s edition:

  • 15h00-15h30 e-VRO: annual report (J.E. Mendoza, project coordinator)
  • 15h30-16h00 “The electric vehicle routing problem with nonlinear charging function and capacitated charging stations” (A. Froger)
  • 16h00-16h30 Coffee break
  • 16h30-17h00 “Electric vehicle routing with uncertain charging station availability & dynamic decision making” (N. Kullman)
  • 17h00-17h30 “The multi-period electric vehicle routing problem” (L. Echeverri)

The seminar will take place in Room 101 at the department of Computer Science of Polytech Tours. If you want to attend the event, please send an email to anr[dot]evro[at]gmail[dot]com.