Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CFP: NETWORKS Special Issue: Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems



Following up on the ATMOS 2010 workshop (U Liverpool, UK, September 9,
2010,, we invite submissions to a
special issue of the Wiley journal "NETWORKS" dedicated to the topics of
the workshop. Submission is *not* restricted to workshop participants, and
we encourage authors to submit relevant contributions of highest quality
from all fields, including computer science (in particular algorithms),
mathematics, and operations research.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION on the ATMOS workshop and the scope of the
special issue:

Since 2000, the series of ATMOS workshops brings together researchers
and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic
methods and models for transportation optimization and provides a
forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques.

Transportation networks give rise to very complex and large-scale
network optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques
and ideas from mathematical optimization, theoretical computer
science, and operations research. Applicable tools and concepts
include those from graph and network algorithms, combinatorial
optimization, approximation and online algorithms, stochastic and
robust optimization. The scope of the workshop comprises all modes
of transportation.

For the special issue we invite submissions on optimization problems
for passenger and freight transport, including---but not limited to:

* Infrastructure Planning
* Vehicle Scheduling
* Crew and Duty Scheduling
* Rostering
* Routing in Road Networks
* Novel Applications of Route Planning Techniques
* Demand Forecasting
* Design of Tariff Systems
* Delay Management
* Mobile Applications
* Humanitarian Logistics
* Simulation Tools
* Line Planning
* Timetable Generation
* Routing and Platform Assignment

Of particular interest are: the successful integration of several
(sub)problems or planning stages, algorithms operating in an
online/realtime or stochastic setting, and heuristic approaches
(including approximation algorithms) for real-world instances.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper with original, high quality
results relevant to this call. Papers must be submitted electronically

by December 31, 2010. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to
the high standards of the journal.

The special issue is guest-edited by:

Thomas Erlebach, University of Leicester
Marco Luebbecke, RWTH Aachen University