The Complex Engineering Systems Institute (ISCI) would like to invite you to submit an extended abstract to the Transportation and Logistics (TRANSLOG) Workshop that will be held from December 08, 2009 until December 11, 2009 at the Conference Town Center Reñaca, Chile.
The workshop will include topics spanning classic problems in transportation and logistics, including network design problems, planning and control strategies, fleet management, routing, timetabling and vehicle scheduling, crew scheduling, real-time optimization of operational schemes, etc. These transportation problems can be formulated as mixed integer programs, considering deterministic and stochastic models that can be solved through sophisticated exact methods (for example branch and price for column generation schemes, branch and cut, etc.) and illustrated heuristics (such as evolutionary algorithms, GRASP methods, among others).
Structure of the Workshop
The workshop will, in addition, have a track devoted to research on the operation of public transportation services, from the design of such systems to the logistic issues behind their efficient operation, with emphasis in methodologies and optimization tools coming from operation research developments. Such research is timely and essential to address real operational problems in mass transit systems of many mayor cities in Latin America and Asia, for example Transmilenio and Transantiago systems in Colombia and Chile, respectively.
We plan to have a strong series of plenary presentations and few parallel tracks. This light presentation load is meant to facilitate discussion, analysis and networking among the invited speakers, attendees and students.
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