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.

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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.

A. Montoya’s Ph.D. defense

e-VRO’s Alejandro Montoya is defending his Ph.D. thesis titled “Electric vehicle routing problems: models and solution approaches”on December 9, 2016. The jury is composed by Professors Daniele Vigo (Univ. Bologne) and Dominique Feillet (Mines Saint-Etienne) who reviewed the manuscript and will evaluate the oral presentation; Prof. Emannuel Néron (Polytech Tours) and Dr. Fabien Leuhédé (Mines Nantes) who will evaluate the oral presentation; and e-VRO members Pr. Christelle Guéret (Univ. Angers), Dr. Jorge E. Mendoza (Polytech Tours), and Dr. Juan G. Villegas (Univ. Antioquia) who co-advied Alejandro during the last 3 years. The defense will take place at 10:00 am in room “Amphi E” at ISTIA (62, avenue Notre-Dame du Lac 49000 Angers, France). We wish Alejandro the best of lucks.

e-VRO seminar @ CIRRELT

e-VRO’s Jorge E. Mendoza will give an invited seminar titled “electric vehicle routing problems with non-linear charging functions” at CIRRELT in Montreal on November 9, 2016. The seminar is jointly organised by the Chair in Logistics and Transportation and the Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management. You can find here the abstract and full details on the location and time. If you happen to be in Montreal on the day, do not miss it!

SI @ EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics

e-VRO’s Christelle Guéret and Jorge E. Mendoza are host editing a special issue (SI) for the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. The SI focuses on heuristics  for vehicle routing and logistics optimization. Particular attention will be given to papers dealing with electric VRPs. You can find the call for papers here. The deadline is October 15, 2016.

e-VRO @ the PGMO seminars

e-VRO’s Alejandro Montoya presented his research on electric vehicle routing optimization at the PGMO seminar on March 17, 2016. His talk, titled contributions to the electric vehicle routing problems, covered optimisation algorithms and state-of-the-art results for two different e-VRP variants. You can find the abstract of the talk here. The slides are available upon request by email to: anr[dot]evro[at]gmail[dot]com.