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EURO PhD School on Matheuristics and Web-services

2nd CFP - Call for Participants

April 20-28, 2016 - Lorient, France

we cordially invite you to apply for the EURO PhD School on "Matheuristics and web-services". The EURO PhD School 2016 is a gathering of PhD students and young researchers working on the field of Operations Research. During one week, participants will explore the challenging domain of Matheuristics along with its application to the Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP).  Additionally, participants will learn how to make their algorithms available to the research community by means of web services. The EPS2016 will be hosted by the Operations Research Group of the Université de Bretagne-Sud in Lorient, France from April 20th to 28th, 2016. This event is organized with the financial support of EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies).

Location and dates

The EURO PhD School on Matheuristics and Web-Services will take place in the Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, from April 20 to April 28, 2016. Deadline for application is November 30th, 2015.



Participants must be from a EURO member society country (see list on, or must be studying in a EURO member society country. They have to be enrolled in a PhD program and, preferably, in an early stage of their studies (first or second year). A maximum number of 20 participants will be accepted (depending on the number of application, this limit might be extended but should stay in a reasonable range). Each participant will be granted with 5 ECTS credits and will receive a diploma for his/her participation to the EURO PhD School.

Scientific prerequisites

Interested students should have notions of linear programming, mixed integer linear programming, metaheuristics and a programming language (preferably C++).


Interested students should send the following documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by November 30th, 2015:

  • Curriculum vitae (2-5 pages) with the following information:
    • Name, age, affiliation and email address
    • PhD program they are enrolled in, their current stage of studies, and their supervisor's name
    • Their background in linear programming, mixed integer linear programming, metaheuristics, and programming languages studied at undergraduate/graduate level
    • A complete list of publications
  • Motivation to attend the school
  • An optional request for financial support  (EU/ME may decide to support one or two PhD Student for this event)
  • A recommendation letter from the supervisor

A registration fee of 350€ will be asked to the participants, and thanks to the Sponsors, this low fee will cover the costs of accommodation, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners (except on Sunday evening). Accommodation will be offered in a shared room with twin beds.

Web site

More information can be found at

Organizing committee

Marc Sevaux (chair), André Rossi, Kenneth Sörensen, Andreas Reinholz, Daniel Palhazi Cuervo, Pierre Bomel.

Important dates

Submission deadline: Nov. 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: Dec. 15, 2015
EPS week: April 20 – 28, 2016
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 07:32  


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