HEC Montréal, Canada, May 6 - 8, 2013

2013 Optimization Days

HEC Montréal, Canada, 6 — 8 May 2013

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MA3 Tournées de véhicules I / Vehicle Routing Problem I

May 6, 2013 10:30 AM – 12:10 PM

Location: St-Hubert

Chaired by Gilbert Laporte

4 Presentations

  • 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

    GRASP with Advanced Starting Point for the VRP with Route Balancing

    • Arne Løkketangen, presenter, Molde University College
    • Jorge Oyola, Molde University College

    We propose a variant of GRASP (Greedy Randomized Adaptive Search procedure) to solve a bi-objective extension of VRP known as VRPRB – Vehicle Routing Problem with Route Balancing. Computational results will be presented.

  • 10:55 AM - 11:20 AM

    The Quadratic Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem

    • Rafael Martinelli, presenter, GERAD - Polytechnique Montréal
    • Claudio Contardo, GERAD - ESG UQÀM

    We introduce the Quadratic Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem, a problem which arises in practical applications in logistics and transportation. It generalizes the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem and the Quadratic Traveling Salesman Problem. We present a formulation and strengthen it with several valid inequalities. We show results for a branch-and-cut algorithm.

  • 11:20 AM - 11:45 AM

    Maritime Fleet Deployment with Voyage Separation Requirements

    • Kjetil Fagerholt, presenter, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    • Inge Norstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    • Jørgen G. Rakke, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    • Richard Eglese, Lancaster University Management School

    We present a maritime fleet deployment problem in which voyages for the same trade route must be somewhat evenly spread in time. To solve the problem we propose a branch-and-price algorithm, which has been tested on real life instances from a Norwegian bulk shipping company.

  • 11:45 AM - 12:10 PM

    Unified Metaheuristics and Large Neighborhoods for Multi-Attribute VRPs

    • Thibaut Vidal, presenter, CIRRELT, Université de Montréal & ICD-LOSI, Université de Technologie de Troyes
    • Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Université du Québec à Montréal
    • Michel Gendreau, Polytechnique Montréal
    • Christian Prins, Université de Technologie de Troyes

    A recently-proposed unified metaheuristic framework for VRPs, based on attribute-dependent assignment, sequencing and route-evaluation components, is described. We further introduce new route evaluations inspired from bi-directional dynamic programming to explore large neighborhoods with combined assignment and sequencing changes, for VRPs with multiple depots, fleet mix, and prize collection.