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The VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2019

Abstract

The VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2019 is the \({4{\mathrm{th}}}\) solver challenge facilitated by VeRoLog, the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics. The challenge is organized in cooperation with ORTEC. On behalf of the organizing committee, the authors report on the problem and organization of the challenge.

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    VeRoLog website: http://www.verolog.eu/.

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    Challenge website: https://verolog2019.ortec.com/.

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    Recall that, by the definition of a request, the tree machines are of the same kind.

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    See https://verolog2019.sciencesconf.org/ for more information about the conference.

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    ORTEC. Verolog Solver Challenge 2019: Information for participants. https://verolog2019.ortec.com/pdf/VSC2019_info.pdf (2018)

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Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Yuri van Berkum, Harm Bossers, Vera van den Dool, Nicole Havinga, and Hans Nolet for their participation in organizing this challenge. We are also indebted to Jelke van Hoorn, Caroline Jagtenberg, and Gerhard Post for sharing their experiences as organizers of the previous edition of the VeRoLog Solver Challenge.

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Gromicho, J., van ’t Hof, P. & Vigo, D. The VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2019. J Veh Routing Algorithms 2, 109–111 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41604-019-00011-8

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Keywords

  • Vehicle routing
  • Solver challenge
  • Scheduling
  • Optimization
  • Transport