Special Issue "Intelligent Optimization for Transportation, Logistics and Vehicle Routing"
A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Combinatorial Optimization, Graph, and Network Algorithms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2022) | Viewed by 5725
Interests: artificial intelligence; optimization; vehicle routing problems
Interests: bioinspired optimization; combinatorial optimization; artificial intelligence; metaheuristics; swarm intelligence
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Transport is a very relevant sector for contemporary society, both for companies and individuals. Public transport systems, for example, are used by almost the entire population, and their development affects our quality of life. In this sense, there are multiple types of transport systems, each with its own characteristics. They all share the same challenges: limited vehicle capacity, cost limits, service frequencies, and/or the geographical area covered. Furthermore, modeling and planning such transport systems is a very complex task. Regarding transportation in the business world, and because of the advance of technologies, logistics systems have become a cornerstone for companies. The fact that anyone can easily be well connected has led to advanced transport networks, which are very demanding, something that was less important in past times. These are the reasons an efficient logistic network can serve as a competitive advancement for companies and relevant business operations.
Thus, problems regarding the design and solution of issues of transportation, logistics, and routing networks have gained momentum in the scientific community today. The main reasons for the importance of these optimization problems are two-fold: the social interest they generate and their inherent scientific interest. On the one hand, routing problems are usually modeled to face real-world situations related to logistics and transport. For this reason, their efficient solution entails a profit, either of a social and/or a business nature. On the other hand, most of the problems in this field have a remarkable computational complexity. This is why their resolution poses a significant challenge for the related scientific community.
This Special Issue aims at disseminating the latest findings and research achievements in the areas of optimization and routing problems, with an intention to balance between theoretical research ideas and their practicability as well as industrial applicability. To this end, scholars and practitioners from academia and industrial fields are invited to submit high-quality original contributions to this Special Issue.
Dr. Roberto Carballedo Morillo
Dr. Eneko Osaba
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- Vehicle routing problem
- Traveling salesman problem
- Heuristics and metaheuristics
- Swarm and evolutionary computation
- Transportation and logistics