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The Spring School on Vehicle Routing is aimed at students and researchers wishing to enlarge their knowledge in this field. Ten tutorial lectures will be given by internationally renowned scientists.

The Spring School will be immediately preceded by the Annual Conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) and Optimization Days, which will be held jointly from May 8 to 10 (AM) at HEC Montréal.

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May 10 (PM) to 12, 2006.


HEC Montréal
Room Banque de développement du Canada
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine
Montréal H3T 2A7, Canada


Jean-François Cordeau

Gilbert Laporte


Fees: $175 CDN until February 28, 2006; $250 CDN after February 28. Students: $100 CDN

Online registration system.

Accommodation and transportation

Please consult the website of the CORS conference.


Wednesday, 2:00 pm

Aristide Mingozzi
University of Bologna, Italy
Exact Algorithms for the Vehicle Routing Problem
Chairperson: Jean-François Cordeau

Wednesday, 3:45 pm

Martin W.P. Savelsbergh
Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Inventory Routing Problems
Chairperson: Herbert Kopfer

Wednesday, 5:30 pm

Cocktail: Atrium Hydro-Québec

Thursday, 9:00 am

Christian Prins
Université de Technologie de Troyes, France
Memetic Algorithms for Routing Problems
Chairperson: Gilbert Laporte

Thursday, 10:45 am

Angel Corberán
University of Valencia, Spain
Arc Routing Problems
Chairperson: Christian Prins

Thursday, 2:00 pm

Vasek Chvátal
Concordia University, Canada
The Traveling Salesman Problem
Chairperson: Jean-Marie Bourjolly

Thursday, 3:45 pm

Adam N. Letchford
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Polyhedral Analysis of the Vehicle Routing Problem
Chairperson: Aristide Mingozzi

Friday, 9:00 am

Arne Løkketangen
Molde University College, Norway
Stochastic Vehicle Routing Problems
Chairperson: François Louveaux

Friday, 10:45 am

Stefan Nickel
Saarland University, Germany
Patient Transportation in Hospitals
Chairperson: Johan Oppen

Friday, 2:00 pm

Gilbert Laporte
HEC Montréal, Canada
A Short History of the Traveling Salesman Problem
Chairperson: Vitória Pureza

Friday, 3:15 pm

Inventory Routing Prize

Friday, 3:45 pm

Michel Gendreau
Université de Montréal, Canada
Split Delivery Routing
Chairperson: Stefan Ropke