VRP2013: European Spring School on Vehicle Routing
is a one-week, full-immersion institute gathering Ph.D. students and
young researchers working on the field of vehicle routing. The academic program is made
up of 4 academic modules and 2 workshops. In addition to
the academic program, the spring school includes an active social
program conceived to help participants developing personal links that
may foster future academic collaborations. The spring school will be
hosted by the Institute of Applied
Mathematics (IMA) of Université
Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers (France) from May 20 to May 24,
2013. The spring school is open to all Ph.D. students
completing a dissertation on vehicle routing and young
researchers working on the field. Participants are invited to present
their research in poster sessions during the coffee breaks. Presenting
a poster is not mandatory. Participants should apply for a place at the
spring school before January 30, 2013. The number of participants
is limited. Places will be assigned according to a FIFO discipline
giving priority to Ph.D. students and participants presenting a
poster. Participants from outside Europe are welcome to apply. For further information, please contact the coordinators at
vrp2013[at]uco[dot]fr using the tag [INFO] on the email's subject.
VRP2013 is organized by the Groupe Ligérien en Recherche Opérationnelle (LigéRO), an initiative funded by the Pays de la Loire Region (France). The spring school is part of the scientific agenda of LigéRO, Groupe de Travail en Transport et Logistique (GT2L) of GDR-RO (CNRS GdR 3002), and EURO working group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization (VeRoLog). Besides the aforementioned organizations, the initiative is also sponsored by: Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO), Ecole des Mines de Nantes (EMN), Université d'Angers (UA), Société Française de Recherche Opérationnelle et d'Aide à la Décision (ROADEF), Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Automatisés (LISA), and EU/ME: the EURO working group on metaheuristics.
Jorge E. Mendoza Ph.D.
Institute of Applied Mathematics,
Université Catholique de l’Ouest (Angers, France)
LISA (EA 4094 - CNRS)
Christelle Guéret Ph.D.
LISA (EA 4094 - CNRS)
31 Jan. 2013: deadline for applications
16 Feb. 2013: notification for acceptance
15 Mar. 2013: early bird registration deadline
The registration fee includes: 25.5 hours of lectures, class material (e.g., handouts), a (shared) PC for the workshops, lunch from May 21 to May 24, coffee breaks, a guided visit to Château d'Angers, and dinner at a French Crêperie on May 21.