The EU/ME-sponsored spring school VRP2013 was a great success. We received 58 applications from 19 different countries. Due to capacity constraints in the computer labs we limited the number of assistants to 40. The places were assigned according to (in the order): priority to Ph.D. students, priority to participants presenting a poster, and FIFO discipline. Thirty nine participants from 13 different countries registered for the spring school.
The academic program included 5 modules accounting for a total of 21 hours of lectures and 5 hours of practical work. Table 2 summarizes the academic program.
Module 1: Applications in vehicle routing
Daniele Vigo, Universität de Bologna (Italy)
Module 2: Implementation aspects in vehicle routing
Victor Pillac, NICTA (Australia)
Module 3: Metaheuristics for vehicle routing
Christian Prins, Université de Technologie de Troyes (France)
Module 4: Column Generation-based approaches for vehicle routing problems
Dominique Feillet, École des Mines de Saint-Etienne (France)
Module 5: Solution approaches for stochastic vehicle routing problems
Michel Gendreau, CIRRELT – École Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)
Christelle Guéret Ph.D.
Université d’Angers (France)
Jorge E. Mendoza Ph.D.
Université Catholique de l’Ouest