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OR58 Stream - Transport and Mobility

Stream Organiser

Javier Faulin
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Gunes Erdogan


Tim Pidgen




Stream Definition

Every day, enterprises and organizations around the world struggle with the complexity of problems related to decision making in transportation, logistics, and supply chain management issues. Efficient approaches to confront these problems require combining knowledge from multiple disciplines such as Computer Science, Operational Research, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies & Systems. The aforementioned problems represent important challenges for strategic sectors in any developed country such as industry and services, which explains the relevance of the proposed topics to current international research.
Thus, knowing the importance of transportation problems in making key decisions in real companies, this stream searches for papers and talks which involve real companies in the resolution of routing problems in transportation, logistics and supply chain management fields. Therefore, the following topics in an applied context related to routing are welcome (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Vehicle Routing Problems
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems & Technologies
  • Heuristics and Metaheuristics
  • Computer Simulation & Probabilistic Algorithms
  • Heuristics & Parallel Programming
  • Algorithmic Applications in Transportation
  • Green Logistics and Sustainable Transportation
  • Collaborative Transportation
  • Transportation Externalities
  • Social Issues of Transportation
  • Related Software & Industrial Applications
  • Other topics related to Transportation

Contributions making a good balance between the algorithms design and the importance of the real applications in daily management of companies are specially sought.


Javier Faulin

Dr. Javier Faulin is a Full Professor of Operations Research and Statistics at the Public University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain). He also collaborates as Instructor-Tutor at the UNED local center in Pamplona. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Business from the University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain), a M.Sc. in Operations Management, Logistics and Transportation from UNED (Madrid, Spain) and a M.Sc. and BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain). He has extended experience in distance and Web-based teaching during the last 15 years in different European universities. Moreover, his teaching has been developed in the following center: Public University of Navarre (Pamplona, Navarre, Spain), University of Navarre (Pamplona, Navarre, Spain), UNED (Madrid, Spain), the Open University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), the University of Rennes 1 (Rennes, France), and the University of Surrey (Guilford, Surrey, UK). His research interests include transportation and logistics, vehicle routing problems and simulation modelling and analysis, especially in the practical resolution of logistics and delivery problems of companies. Similarly, he has developed a research line of evaluation of environmental impact of freight transportation and its relationship with vehicle routing problems. In order to model the previous problems, he has collaborated (along with Dr Angel Juan and other researchers) in the development of the simheuristics ( methodology, as a way of imbrication of simulation with optimization. He has published more than 120 papers in international journals, books and proceedings about logistics, routing and simulation. Similarly, he has taught many courses on line about Operations Research (OR) and Decision Making, and he has been the academic advisor of three PhD students and more than 50 graduate and master students. Furthermore, he has been the author of more than 180 talks in OR conferences. He is an editorial board member of the journals: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (TRE)Journal of Applied Operational Research (JAOR), International Journal of Applied Management Science (IJAMS) and International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS).


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