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’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!
e-VRO’s Christelle Guéret and our friends Jakob Puchinger and Sandra Ulrich-Ngueveu are putting together a special session on e-mobility at the 2017 French OR Conference (ROADEF). Do not hesitate to submit your contributions on electric vehicle routing to their session. Check the conference’s website for information about submission format and deadlines.
e-VRO’s A. Montoya, Ch. Guéret, J.E. Mendoza, and J.G. Villegas completed a paper on a hybrid metaheuristic to solve the electric vehicle routing problem with non-linear charging functions. You can download the technical report version here.
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’s Alejandro Montoya presented his research on “the technician routing problem with conventional and electric vehicles” at the 5th meeting of the EURO working group on vehicle routing and logistics optimization (VeRoLog) held last week in Nantes. Here you can find an abstract of the talk. You can also request the slides by sending an email to: anr[dot]evro[at]gmail[dot]com.