3rd European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Transportation and Logistics

The impact of transportation and logistics on the modern economy and society has been growing steadily over the last few decades. The worldwide division of labour, the connection of distributed production centres, and the increased mobility of individuals lead to an increased demand for efficient solutions to solve transportation, logistics, and supply chain management problems. Along with the development of more powerful computer systems, design and optimization techniques like evolutionary computing approaches have been developed that allow us to use computer systems for the systematic design, optimisation, and improvement of systems in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management.

EvoTransLog2009 addresses all aspects of the use of evolutionary computation, local search and other nature-inspired optimization and design techniques for the transportation and logistics domain. Relevant application topics include (but are not limited to):

  • transportation and supply networks
  • logistics
  • supply chain management
  • freight and passenger services
  • tracking and tracing
  • fleet and order management
  • modelling and traffic management
  • traffic simulation
  • individual and public transportation
  • inventory optimisation
  • routing and scheduling

EvoTransLog is specifically dedicated to the applications of heuristic optimization methods to transportation and logistics and gives European and non-European researchers in those fields, as well as people from industry, an opportunity to present their latest research and to discuss current developments and applications, besides fostering closer future interaction between members of the different scientific communities.

EvoTransLog2009 is part of Evo* 2009, a joint event which will incorporate EuroGP2009, the 11th European Conference on Genetic Programming, EvoCOP2009, the 9th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoBio2009, the 7th Conference on Evolutionary Bioinformatics, and EvoWorkshops2009, a set of thematic workshops on applications of Evolutionary Computation.

Publication details
Accepted papers will be published in a volume of the
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science together with papers from other workshops of the EvoStar conference.

For the list of accepted papers click here.

Submission Details

  • Please use LNCS format    

  • Submissions should be no more than 10 pages in english

  • As we are adopting a double-blind peer review process, please ensure to anonymise your submission by removing all references to the authors.


Program Chairs
Andreas Fink - andreas.fink AT hsu-hh.de
Franz Rothlauf
- rothlauf AT uni-mainz.de

EvoTransLog Programme committee (to be extended)
Peter A.N. Bosman, Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Marco Caserta, University of Hamburg, Germany
Karl Doerner, University of Vienna, Austria
Martin Josef Geiger, University of Hohenheim, Germany
Hoong Chuin Lau, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Giselher Pankratz, FernUni Hagen, Germany
Christian Prins, University of Technology of Troyes, France
Agachai Sumalee, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Kay Chen Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Theodore Tsekeris, Center of Planning and Economic Research, Athens, Greece
Stefan Voß, University of Hamburg, Germany

Publicity Chair
Ivanoe De Falco, ICAR, National Research Council of Italy, Italy - ivanoe.defalco(at)na.icar.cnr.it

Evo* Local Chair
Marc Ebner, Universität Würzburg, Germany - marc.ebner(at)wsii.uni-tuebingen.de

Evo* Coordinator and Administrative Contact
Jennifer Willies, The Centre for Informatics Research, Napier University, Scotland, UK. - j.willies(at)napier.ac.uk