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Dear TSL members and friends, The virtual INFORMS annual meeting is coming up, and we would like to  highlight some events that may be of particular interest to TSL members and friends. Note that all times are in PDT. TSL Business Meeting including Networking Session (Monday, Oct 18, 8:00-9:30 am, Zoom, Meeting ID: 955 0207 2071, Password: 167041) Meet colleagues and friends and get an overview of what is going on in the TSL society. Voting results and winners of the best thesis and best paper awards will be announced. The meeting is  OPEN TO ALL  regardless if you have registered for the Annual Meeting or not. TSL Award Session I: TSL Life Time Award ...
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Registration is now open ! The 12th DIMACS Implementation Challenge on Vehicle Routing Problems welcomes competitors to test their solvers in the following tracks:   Capacitated VRP (CVRP) VRP with Time Windows (VRPTW) VRP with Split Deliveries (SDVRP) Inventory Routing Problems (IRP) Electric Vehicle Routing (E-VRP) Capacitated Arc Routing (multiple versions) Dynamic Ride Hailing   A solver may compete in as many tracks as desired, and a team is free to enter multiple solvers.   The over-arching purpose of the Challenge is to assess the current state-of-the-art performance of algorithms for classic VRP variants as well as newer ...
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS INFORMS Transportation and Logistics Society 2022 Annual Workshop Submission Deadline: September 30, 2021   The INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics (TSL) Society requests proposals for the 2022 TSL Annual Workshop. As with previous workshops, TSL will be accepting proposals to host the workshop at “any” location. Proposals should answer the following questions: Who will be the chair(s) of the workshop? Who else will be involved in organizing the workshop? When and where will the conference be held? Why is the chosen city an attractive location for a TSL Workshop? Notably, is the location accessible to a large ...
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The application window for TSL Cross Regional Grants has been extended until August 31st, 2021.   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 the other more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one Cross-regional Collaborative Grant is funded in partnership with   VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is   August 31, 2021.   The awards will ...
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The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is hosting the 9 th  Informs Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop from 13 th  to   15 th  December 2021. The workshop will be delivered in a virtual mode.  The theme for the Workshop is " E-Commerce in an Emerging World ".  Upon popular request, the deadline for this workshop is being extended until August 31st 2021.  Workshop details can be found here:   https://conference.iima.ac.in/tsl2021/ Abstract can be submitted here:   https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=tsl2021iima   Abstracts of max 1000 words should be submitted by 31st Aug 2021.  Selection of papers for presentation ...
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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 the other more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one Cross-regional Collaborative Grant is funded in partnership with   VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is   August 15, 2021.   The awards will be announced at the TSL Business ...
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We are happy to inform you that Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is hosting the 9 th  Informs Transportation Science and Logistics Society Workshop from 13 th  to   15 th  December 2021. The workshop will be delivered in a virtual mode.  The theme for the Workshop is " E-Commerce in an Emerging World ".   E-commerce has revolutionized retail. It has evolved to meet the changing needs of people, and to make online shopping easier for the modern-day customer. When it started, e-commerce was fairly limited in its product offerings and capabilities. But today, e-commerce retail offers a wide assortment of products and orders are often delivered to the customers ...
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Join us for our monthly webinar on Friday June 11th at 9AM ET!  The next presentation will be given by John-Paul Clarke (The University of Texas at Austin, USA). He will talk about autonomous aircraft-enabled mobility.  The national vision for advanced aerial mobility is an airspace system that can support high-scale flight operations supporting any number of applications, using vehicles small and large, carrying passengers or cargo, and operating over cities or in remote areas. This vision will require greater aircraft and air traffic management (ATM) system autonomy; a synergistic relationship between vertiport locations and flight trajectories to address ...
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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 the other more broadly focused at driving collaborative research. Note that one Cross-regional Collaborative Grant is funded in partnership with   VeRoLog . The deadline for submission is   August 15, 2021.   The awards will be announced at the TSL Business ...
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Join us for our monthly webinar on Friday May 7th at 12PM ET!  The next presentation will be given by Elise-Miller Hooks (George Mason University, Virginia, USA). She will talk about a Resilient Global Port Network.  Ports are critical components of the global supply chain, providing key connections between land- and maritime-based transport modes. They operate in cooperative, but competitive, co-opetitive, environments wherein the throughput of individual ports is linked through an underlying transshipment network. The ports, as well as supporting rail and roadway system infrastructures, however, are by the nature of their designs and locations inherently ...
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Nominations are invited for the 2021 Dissertation Prize Competition sponsored by the INFORMS Society on Transportation Science & Logistics . This award is the oldest and most prestigious honor for doctoral dissertations in the transportation science and logistics area. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for the winner. In addition, the winner and the recipient of an honorable mention (if any) each receives an 8x10 plaque announcing the award. The following criteria will be used in judging candidate dissertations. • Fundamental contribution and originality of the ideas or methods. • Practical importance or applicability in solving important ...
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The Robert Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science is awarded at most every second year by the INFORMS Transportation Science and Logistics Society to an individual who throughout his or her professional career has made fundamental and sustained contributions to transportation science and logistics, and has influenced the field through her or his writings, teaching, service, and nurturing of younger professionals. The award is accompanied by $750 honorarium. Nominations must be emailed no later than June 30, 2021 to the Committee Chair (Ann Campbell at ann-campbell@uiowa.edu ). The nomination must include a cover letter summarizing ...
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We congratulate the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business who won the UPS George D. Smith Prize 2021! The award recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics. More details: https://www.informs.org/About-INFORMS/News-Room/Press-Releases/University-of-Iowa-Department-of-Business-Analytics-Awarded-the-2021-INFORMS-UPS-George-D.-Smith-Prize
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Guy Desaulniers will present his work on A Branch-Price-and-Cut Algorithm for a Two-Echelon Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows . More details on our TSL webinar series including recordings can be found here .
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Gilbert Laporte, honorary professor at HEC Montreal and former editor of Transportation Science, has received the prestigious Killam prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in the Engineering domain. The prize has been awarded for his long-standing contribution to the development of analytical tools and algorithms that have made an outstanding contribution to engineering research.  Further information is available from the Canada Council .  As a TSL community, we congratulate Gilbert Laporte to this great achievement!
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Like many other industries, maritime logistics is more and more driven by optimization and analytics to make the best out of the wealth of data that is generated through modern technologies. This opens up lots of research questions in areas such as the operations management of autonomous ships and port equipment, a better understanding of markets through the analysis of demands and price data, new forms of collaborations and many more. Emerging innovations can support all kinds of actors from the maritime logistics industry in making better decisions, reaching higher levels of performance, becoming more sustainable and, eventually, improving their competitiveness. ...
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Sven Mueller and Knut Haase organize a 4-day online PhD course on Choice-Based Optimization. You can find further information (course content, registration, fees) here: https://vhbonline.org/en/veranstaltungen/prodok/kurse-2021/2107ms09
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The INFORMS TSL workshop 2021 will take place online on July 19-20, 2021 . The theme of this TSL workshop is Interaction in Transport and Logistics . This theme captures the two main goals: 1) It refers to the main purpose of the workshop, interaction within our community. Especially given that the workshop is online, and social distancing is our everyday norm, this is an important design pillar for planning the workshop. 2) The focus of the theme is on the interaction between supply and demand, i.e., the interaction between providers and users of transport. Important dates : Abstract submission deadline: May 10 th 2021 Acceptance ...
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Hello, TSL Society! After a year that was full of challenges for all of us, I would first like to wish you a happy new year and hope that you find yourself and those you care about in good health. I am excited to take on the role of TSL President, as I consider it to be my academic home. TSL has provided me with many opportunities over the course of my career to develop relationships that I have enjoyed and benefited from both personally and professionally. I hope during my year as president to create an environment that provides similar opportunities to current and future TSL members. I would like to thank Ann Campbell both for her past service as 2020 TSL ...
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The 2020 INFORMS Annual Meeting, for the very first time, took place in virtual form. It included 36 TSL-sponsored sessions that had been pre-recorded. This was compared to 61 sessions in 2019 and 58 sessions in 2018. Due to the special circumstances, no Plenary session was organized. Special thanks go out to the cluster chair Joseph Chow (NYU) and vice chair Neda Masoud (UMich) as well to the SIG chairs and vice-chairs Sandra Eksioglu, Sasha Dong, Changhyun Kwon, Samitha Samaranayake, Debjit Roy, Jennifer Pazour, Qing He, Terry Yang, Andrew Churchill and Lavanya Marla. During the business meeting, we congratulated the new TSL officers for 2021: president-elect ...
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