As usual, EU/ME will have a free of charge meeting at the beginning of the year. This meeting will take place in Lyngby, close to Copenhagen, Denmark. It will be organized by Jesper Larser on May 10-11, 2012. Submission deadline is January 30, 2012.
Metaheuristics for Global Challenges
We are in the world of today faced with a number of challenges, that may at first seem daunting, but are also seen from a research point-of-view highly interesting. We talk about sustainability in a number of situations eg. sustainability in the way we treat resources on the earth. Other challenges could be urbanisation and the pressure it puts on transport, planning of the environment etc. There are many more global challenges, challenges that are basically identical around the world and that to more or less extent reach beyond the boundaries of states and countries. Here metaheuristics (and Operations Research in general) can play an active role in coming up with solutions.
The EU/MEeting 2012 will be organized in Lyngby, close to Copenhagen.
Deadline for Submission: April 10, 2012 (2 pages extended abstract)
Notification of Decision: April 17, 2012
Objectives and topics covered dates
The goal of this meeting is to give researchers and practitioners the opportunity to discuss recent advances in metaheuristics.
- successful applications of metaheuristics,
- innovative combined approaches,
- theoretical results on metaheuristics,
- prospectives on metaheuristics
The workshop welcomes both general contributions or contribution to special key areas like:
- Routing and scheduling with environmental considerations,
- eco-friendly production planning,
- emergency response,
- patient admission scheduling,
- patient transportation,
- ambulance location,
- nurse and doctors scheduling,
- school bus routing,
- traveling repairmen,
- service technician routing,
- industrial waste collection