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.

Ph.D. summer school @ Gardanne (FR)

e-VRO sponsors a Ph.D. summer school on transportation and logistics that will take place  on May 23 and 24 in Gardanne (southern France). The school will bring together Ph.D. students from all over the country who will attend lectures on topics ranging from network design to vehicle routing. The second day will be entirely devoted to sustainable logistics. Find out more about the program and register to the school here.

EV energy consumption calculator V.0.1 released

We just released the 0.1 version of our electric vehicle energy consumption calculator. The application builds the energy consumption matrix for electric vehicle routing problems using actual road-network information (distances, speeds, slopes, etc.). The calculator was developed by Timothy Nibeaudeau, Théo Menard, Théo Gilbert, and Mathieu Archat (computer science students at Polytech Tours). You can download the project from our git.

Laura Echeverri joins e-VRO

Laura Catalina Echeverri joins e-VRO as a Ph.D. Student. Laura holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad EAFIT (Medellín, Colombia). Laura’s dissertation will focus on multiperiod electric vehicle routing problems. She will work under the supervision of e-VRO’s Emmanuel Néron and Jorge E. Mendoza. Welcome aboard Laura!

Aurélien Froger joins e-VRO

Aurélien Froger joints e-VRO as a post-doctoral fellow. Aurélien recently finished his Ph.D. at the Institute of Applied Mathematics (Angers, France) and CIRRELT (Montréal, Canada). His dissertation topic focused on a maintenance scheduling problem raising in the onshore wind industry. Now in e-VRO he will continue working on operations research applications for sustainable development. Aurélien will be looking into electric vehicle routing problems with capacitated charging stations and charging station scheduling problems.