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I am forwarding this message from Eleftheria Kontou and Denissa Purba: Dear all, I am reaching out to invite you to participate in our survey on Electric Vehicle (EV) Evacuations . With our stated preference survey, we aim to investigate and model how drivers of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) choose routes and make charging decisions during an evacuation order. Our goals are to: Characterize routing and charging preferences of BEV drivers during an evacuation order; Provide recommendations and guidelines to planners and decision-makers who aim to reduce BEV drivers’ vulnerability by integrating recharging-routing ...
Dear TSL members, I wish you a happy and healthy new year. I am looking forward to being the TSL President 2024. First, I want to thank the Past President, Alejandro Toriello, for being extremely helpful and efficient in the process of handing over the presidency to me. Supported by Incoming President Jen Pazour, Secretary and Treasurer Lavanya Marla, and Communications Chair Layla Martin, I will do my best to keep the society flourishing and of high value for all members. Several interesting TSL activities will take place in 2024. We will have the TSL Workshop in Nantes, chaired by Olivier Péton, from September 25 to 27. The topic of the workshop is ...
Like every year, we held our business meeting during the INFORMS Annual Meeting - meaning we got to visit Phoenix, Arizona, this year! We are happy to not only announce our new TSL officers, but also the winners of our awards! Following on Alejandro (2023) and Margaretha (2024), Jen Pazour will be our TSL president 2025. Congrats! Further, four SIGs voted for new vice-chairs (Reem Khir for Facilities, Jeff Ohlmann for Freight, Nikola Markovic for ITS, and Qi Luo for Urban) and three new international liaisons started their duty (Felipe Lagos for Americas, Changhyun Kwon for Asia/Oceania, and Shadi Sharif Azadeh for EAME). Yu Yang will become the new TSL ...
... and it's a wrap! TSL 2023 was a blast (once again), and I was so happy to see more than 200 transport enthusiasts in Chicago. A big thank-you goes to the organizers, headed by Sandra for the TSL conference committee and Mike from Loyola University. You turned this into an amazing conference! Also, we owe a big thank you to all sponsors which made this conference possible! Lastly, the conference would not have happened without so many speakers, and of course the many attendees! In total, we had over 150 presentations, two keynotes, and one tutorial. I believe I speak for everyone if I say that ...
The application window is open for TSL Cross Regional Grants. These grants were created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Asia, Australia, and New Zealand). The grants and application process are described below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students to study abroad and two others more broadly focused on driving collaborative research. Note that one Cross-regional Collaborative Grant is funded in partnership with VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is August 31, 2023. The awards will be announced at ...
For many years, we have been selecting the best doctoral dissertation. Last year, Matthias Soppert from the University of the Armed Forces in Munich (Universität der Bundeswehr) won this prestigious award. Matthias currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at his Alma Mater and combines this position with frequent extended research stays, for example, to Portugal and Canada. TSL: What do you think is the best thing about transportation science? Matthias: The discipline of operations research offers plenty of challenging problems, and I believe that the joy of cracking these tough nuts is one of the main drivers for researchers in this ...
2023 TSL Best Paper Award – Call for Submissions Extended Submission Deadline: June 15, 2023 The TSL Best Paper Award is given once a year to an outstanding paper in the field of transportation science and logistics. The paper must be published in a refereed journal and present innovative approaches for solving complex problems in transportation and/or logistics, with an emphasis on operations research, analytics, and quantitative methods. An author can submit only one paper; in addition, no individual may be a co-author on more than two papers submitted to the competition. Eligibility Criteria A paper is eligible for the competition ...
Dear Members of the TSL Community, Transportation Science is undergoing its regular editorial review. As part of this review, the TSL community has a chance to weigh in via the editorial review survey. It recently came to our attention that many members of the community did not get this message when it first went out. If you have not filled out the survey yet, you can do so via this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/CZJ5FK2 Note that the survey automatically tracks whether you have already answered it. The updated deadline to answer the survey is Friday, April 28. Best regards, Alejandro Toriello on behalf of the TS Editorial Review Committee
Last year, we introduced a new award for mid-career researchers, the Stella Dafermos award. Today, we want to introduce last year's winner, Niels Agatz. Niels is a professor of Last-Mile Supply Chain Analytics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Beyond serving as our treasurer at TSL and as an associate editor at TS, he is also the Scientific Director of the Dutch Institute of Advanced Logistics. TSL: Why did you go into transportation science? What was your path towards our field? Niels: I always liked mathematics in school, especially creatively solving word problems. Later, as an industrial engineering student, I was immediately attracted to courses ...

Odysseus 2024

First announcement for ODYSSEUS conference 2024 We are happy to announce that the ninth international workshop on freight transportation and logistics, ODYSSEUS 2024, will be held in Carmona (Spain) on May 20-24, 2024. ODYSSEUS workshops are among the leading scientific meetings for the development of the Logistics and Freight Transportation field. ODYSSEUS 202 4 will be the 9 th edition in the series of ODYSSEUS meetings after Crete 2000, Sicily 2003, Altea 2006, Çeşme 2009, Mykonos 2012, Ajaccio 2015 , Cagliari 2018 and Tangier 2021 (postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) . This international ...
DELORES23 - A writing workshop for early-career OR researchers Publishing high-quality innovative research in OR is challenging. Early-career researchers and Ph.D. students often struggle to publish their papers in top OR journals. Rym M'Hallah, Professor of Systems Engineering at King's College London , and Udo Buscher, Professor of Industrial Management at TU Dresden are offering a new workshop to help early-career researchers work on their current papers in different areas of OR, including Scheduling, Packing, and Routing. It will provide them with good practices and essential writing skills. The workshop will provide step-by-step coverage of the ...
During the INFORMS annual meeting last week, we held our annual business meeting. Thanks to Jan for leading TSL in the past year, and thanks to Sara and Justin for organising TSL's part of INFORMS! During our business meeting, we (i) presented our new officers, (ii) handed out many awards, (iii) looked back and forth, and (iv) Karen provided an update on our flagship journal Transportation Science. Congratulations to five newly elected officers: Margaretha Gansterer (TSL VP/President-elect), Lavanya Marla (Secretary), Layla Martin (Communications Chair), Heng Chen (SIG Air-Transport Vice Chair), Sibel Alumur Alev (TSL Cluster Vice Chair). Look out for our ...
With all of us making our way to the US (Indianapolis, to be exact) for this year's INFORMS, the question emerges: What to do at this massive conference? Which sessions to attend? Within the TSL Communications Team, we (very subjectively), would of course recommend you to attend the many sessions we host! For example, did you know that we're now having a Mid-Career Award (the Stella-Dafermos Award)? Our award sessions will take place on Tuesday between 8:00-9:15AM (Best Paper awards), 11:00-12:15 AM (Mid-career and lifetime awards), 12:30-1:45 PM (Dissertation Award). You can even remain seated in room 209 for that :) A new concept at this INFORMS is Flash ...
The 2022 TSL workshop theme focused on "Transportation and logistics prospects in light of digitalization and autonomous technologies". We had the opportunity to discuss how the transportation and logistics landscape is being transformed by technologies such as the Internet of Things and autonomy. Autonomous vehicles, such as cars, trucks, ships, and drones, stay connected and interact in various manners thanks to developments in communication. The contributions to the workshop hit the nail, allowing us to have a rich discussion around the workshop theme. The talks covered and combined topics such as autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, decarbonization, crowd ...
The application window for TSL Cross Regional Grants remains open until August 31. These grants were created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The grants and application process are described below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students to study abroad and two others more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one of the Cross-regional Collaborative Grants is funded in partnership with VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is August 31, 2022 . The awards will ...
Special issue of Networks on Advances in Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization Guest Editors: Martin Josef Geiger, Asvin Goel VeRoLog is the Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization within EURO, the Association of the European Operational Research Societies. The VeRoLog conference is an annual meeting bringing together the large community of researchers and practitioners interested in vehicle routing optimization and its relationship with logistics. This call for papers seeks high quality methodological contributions on vehicle routing optimization and logistics optimization to relevant real-world applications in industry ...
The application window is open for TSL Cross Regional Grants . These grants were created as part of our efforts to generate more collaboration across the four TSL regions (North America, Central and South America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia, Australia and New Zealand). The grants and application process are described below, with one grant aimed at doctoral students to study abroad and two others more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one of the Cross-regional Collaborative Grants is funded in partnership with VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is August 31, 2022 . The awards will be announced at the TSL Business ...
Dear TSL members and friends! Do you know people who might be suitable for the TSL Dissertation Award or the Stella Dafermos Mid-Career Award? Please don't forget to apply by next Thursday (June 30th) for the Dissertation Award and by next Friday (July 1st) for the Mid-Career Award! We are looking forward to many great applications!
Dear TSL Members and Friends! Next week Friday (June 3rd), Hamsa Balakrishnan will give a presentation on "The promise and the challenge of advanced air mobility" in the TSL Webinar. We hope to see many of you there! You can sign up for the seminar here: Registration Link As always, you can find more information about Hamsa's talk, as well as our speaker series, here: Webinars
The Stella Dafermos Achievement Award in Transportation Science Call for Nominations The Stella Dafermos Award in Transportation Science will be awarded for the first time in 2022. It is an annual award with a $750 honorarium. The award announcement will be made at the TSL Business Meeting at the Fall INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. The Stella Dafermos Achievement Award in Transportation Science is awarded by the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society (TSL) to a mid-career scholar who has made fundamental scientific contributions to transportation science and logistics. To be eligible for the award, an individual must be ...