Friday, October 13, 2017

[DMANET] 2018 School on Column Generation

2018 School on Column Generation
Paris, France, February 26 - March 2, 2018


The 2018 School on Column Generation is the fourth of its kind (after
Paris, France, in 2014, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2010 and Montréal, Canada,
in 2006) and aims at teaching the state-of-the-art in column generation and
branch-and-price to advanced students and PhD students but also to
practitioners and researchers interested. The lectures will be given by
renowned scientists in the field, complemented by hands-on experience in a
computer lab. The participants will have the opportunity to present their
own research or application problems in order to foster discussions and
create a real workshop atmosphere.

Topics to be covered include: Basic theory (decompositions, reformulations,
convexification, discretization, etc.), vehicle routing and crew scheduling
applications, shortest path subproblems, column generation heuristics,
master problem issues (stabilization, aggregation), branching and cutting,
and hints on implementation issues. In particular, on Thursday, we will
spend a whole day with the SCIP framework and learn about implementing

Lectures are given by Guy Desaulniers, Jacques Desrosiers, Marco Luebbecke
and Roberto Wolfler-Calvo.

The practical session with SCIP/GCG is given by Jonas Witt.

The program starts on Monday at 9.00 and ends on Friday around 17.00, so we
will have five full days of school.

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