Thursday, June 1, 2017

[DMANET] Transportation Science: Special Section: ROADEF/EURO Challenge 2016

*Special Section: ROADEF/EURO Challenge 2016*

*Guest Editors*
*Roberto Wolfler Calvo*

LIPN, Laboratoire d'Infomatique de Paris Nord, Universite Paris 13,
Villetaneuse, France,

*Jean Andre*

Air Liquide R&D-Applied Mathematics Global Lab, Operations Research
Team, Paris, France,

*Eric Bourreau*

LIRMM, 161 rue Ada, Montpellier Cedex 5, 34090 Montpellier, France,

Inventory routing is key issue in logistics. The ROADEF/EURO Challenge
2016 ( was devoted to this
topic and focused on an inventory routing problem proposed by Air
Liquide. The inventory routing problem proposed by Air Liquide arises in
their healthcare business (, which
delivers large (bulk) volumes of liquid oxygen to 7500 hospitals
worldwide. Their inventory routing problem incorporates both vendor
managed inventory (VMI) customers (the majority) and call-in customers
(still a significant number) who are served on demand.

We invite papers for a special section of/Transportation Science/devoted
to this variant of the Inventory Routing Problem. All papers submitted
have to discuss approaches that can solve the ROADEF instances. All
papers will go through the standard review process of/Transportation
Science/. Up to five accepted papers will be published in the special
section; others may appear as regular journal articles.

*Submission:*Please submit your manuscript online via ScholarOne
Manuscripts at When choosing Manuscript Type
in Step 1 of the submission process, enter "Special Section –
ROADEF/EURO", otherwise your submission will be handled as a regular

The Instructions to Authors can be found on the /Transportation Science
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