Call for abstracts

VeRoLog 2017

The sixth annual workshop of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization (VeRoLog)

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 10-12, 2017


The VeRoLog conference is an established annual meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization (VeRoLog) bringing together the large community of researchers and practitioners interested in vehicle routing optimization and its relationship with logistics. The conference is open to high-quality methodological contributions, relevant real-world applications, and case studies from industry and the service sector.

The sixth meeting of the EURO Working Group on Vehicle Routing and Logistics Optimization is taking place at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on July 10-12, 2017. The workshop is an initiative of the Logistics research group of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam).

Conference Venue

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is located in the vicinity of one of Europe’s most important airline hubs: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. All major airlines and many low‐cost airlines connect Amsterdam to more than 250 destinations worldwide. The connection between Schiphol airport and Amsterdam Zuid train station is just 8 minutes by train. From the train station the VU campus can be reached in 10 minutes by foot or via tram, metro or bus. The city center can be reached in 20 mins by public transport.

The VU campus has high quality lecture rooms and meeting areas to accommodate conference participants and to stimulate interaction.

Abstract Submission

Submissions to VeRoLog 2017 are in the form of a short abstract (at most 250 words). Abstracts should be electronically submitted via the conference website. Accepted abstracts with a registered presenter will be included in the book of abstracts. At most one presentation per registered participant will be accepted. For organizational reasons, the number of participants will be limited to 250. All selected abstracts will be presented in parallel sessions during the conference. A list of relevant topics for the conference is provided below.

Special Issue

Special issues in reputable journals will be organized for this conference.

Organizing Committee

  • Wout Dullaert (chair)
  • Annelieke Baller
  • Said Dabia
  • Nienke Hofstra
  • Maaike Hoogenboom
  • David Lai
  • Christos Orlis
  • Roberto Roberti
  • Florence Goes (secretary)

Important Dates

  • February 28, 2017: submission deadline
  • March 31, 2017: notification of acceptance
  • May 15, 2017: closing early bird registration
  • May 31, 2017: closing of registration
  • July 10-12, 2017: conference

Registration Fee

  • Student: 300 EUR (early) – 400 EUR (late)
  • Regular: 450 EUR (early) – 550 EUR (late)


The fee includes lunch and coffee breaks, the social program and the conference dinner.

Relevant Research Topics include but are not limited to

  • Decision support systems in logistics
  • State-of-the-art methods for exact solution of routing and logistics optimization problems
  • Innovative methods for heuristic solution of routing and logistics optimization problems
  • Planning tools and tool-based environments for routing and logistics
  • Design and management of logistics infrastructure and networks
  • Analysis and evaluation of environmental impact induced by logistics (e.g., air and noise pollution)
  • Sustainable design and operations of logistics facilities
  • Integrated planning and control of logistic infrastructures
  • Analysis of logistics operations
  • Heuristics and meta-heuristics implementation in logistics related models
  • ERP and information systems related applications in logistics
  • Geographic information systems related to routing and logistics
  • On board navigation and positioning systems
  • Dynamic routing optimization
  • Strategies and operations of logistics service providers
  • Service integration of agents or carriers within the logistics business
  • Consolidation and distribution for agents or shippers within the logistics business
  • Cooperation in intermodal supply chains
  • Fleet management
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