SynchroTrans 2013

1st International Workshop on

Synchronisation in Transport: SynchroTrans 2013

From 26th to 28th May 2013, we will be hosting the

1st International Workshop on Synchronisation in Transport: SynchroTrans 2013.

SynchroTrans will be a small, focused, single-stream workshop on synchronization in vehicle routing and transport: In classical VRPs, synchronization between vehicles is necessary only with respect to which vehicle visits which customer. However, there are many applications of VRPs having additional synchronization requirements with regard to spatial, temporal, and load aspects. Examples are load transfers between vehicles, trucks pulling detachable trailers, combined routing of vehicles and crews, synchronized operations of service technicians or home health care staff, synchronized routing of snowplows etc. Such types of VRPs have recently attracted more and more interest from the OR community. After our sessions on synchronization at the VeRoLog conference in Bologna and the German OR conference in Hannover, we would now like to devote a two-day workshop to the topic.

The SynchroTrans workshop will be informal in character and is intended to share the latest research on synchronization applications, models, and algorithmic approaches within the vehicle routing community.

Note that SynchroTrans is by invitation only.