Submission Deadline: November 10, 2020

Notification: December 05, 2020

Registration: December 20, 2020

Submit Now: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=iciea2021
Note: If you are interested in special session, please send mail to iciea_conf@163.com after submission.

SPECIAL SESSION 1: Routing problems with profits

Typical routing problems, such as the vehicle routing problem or the traveling salesperson problem, are combinatorial optimization problems that try to minimize the total travel time or distance. This session considers another type of routing problems that focus on maximizing the collected profits from visited customers. Two decisions have to be integrated: which customers to visit and how to sequence these in one or several routes. Some variants of this problem are vehicle routing problems with profits or variants of the orienteering problem. Typical applications of these kind of routing problems are tourist trip design, military surveillance, logistic problems, mobile crowdsourcing problems and others.

The aim of this special session is for researchers to present recent developments in solution approaches for routing problems with profits: exact approaches, (meta)heuristics, matheuristics, etc


Dr. Aldy Gunawan, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Dr. Pieter Vansteenwegen, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Related topics

  • (Team) Orienteering Problem
  • (Team) Orienteering Problem with Time Windows
  • Time Dependent (Team) Orienteering Problem
  • (Team) Arc Orienteering Problem
  • (Team) Orienteering Arc Routing Problem
  • Other Variants of the Orienteering Problem
  • Traveling Salesperson Problem with profits
  • Profitable Tour Problem
  • Prize-collecting Traveling Salesperson Problem
  • Vehicle Routing Problem with profits
  • Arc Routing Problem with profits