Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019
Notification: January 15, 2020
Registration: January 25, 2020
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Typical routing problems, such as the vehicle routing problem or the traveling salesperson problem, are combinatorial optimization problems that try to minimize the total travel time or distance. This session considers another type of routing problems that focus on maximizing the collected profits from visited customers. Two decisions have to be integrated: which customers to visit and how to sequence these in one or several routes. Some variants of this problem are vehicle routing problems with profits or variants of the orienteering problem. Typical applications of these kind of routing problems are tourist trip design, military surveillance, logistic problems, mobile crowdsourcing problems and others.
The aim of this special session is for researchers to present recent developments in solution approaches for routing problems with profits: exact approaches, (meta)heuristics, matheuristics, etc
Dr. Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Dr. Pieter Vansteenwegen, Singapore Management University, Singapore