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Special Issue "Metaheuristics for Rich Vehicle Routing Problems"
A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018).
Vehicle routing problems (VRPs) represent a rapidly growing research domain in operations research and combinatorial optimization, aiming to develop mathematical models and efficient solution methods. As underlined by Laporte (2009), VRPs are nice laboratory-problems to test new ideas in algorithmics and optimization. Recent trends try to tackle rich VRPs, i.e., problems including many real-word constraints and requiring metaheuristics to solve the large instances met in practice.
An upcoming Special Issue of the journal Algorithms is dedicated to recent advances on metaheuristic design and implementation for rich and/or large scale vehicle routing problems. Interested authors are invited to submit original work to this Special Issue coordinated by Prof. Christian Prins and Dr. Nacima Labadie.
The topics include, but are not limited to:
- - Trajectory-based, evolutionary algorithms and multi-agent metaheuristics for rich VRPS
- - Hybrid metaheuristics and innovative metaheuristic structures for rich VRPs
- - Genericity aspects in developing heuristic approaches for VRPs
- - Algorithmic techniques to reduce running time and tackle very large VRP instances.
- - Case studies including the development of ad hoc algorithms for large instances.
Please submit your paper via the on-line submission system and feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this Special Issue.Prof. Dr. Christian Prins
Dr. Nacima Labadie
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Vehicle Routing Problems (VRPs)
- Hybrid metaheuristics