Special Volume on
ROBUST AND ONLINE LARGE-SCALE OPTIMIZATION
EDITORS: Ravindra Ahuja, Rolf Moehring, and Christos Zaroliagis
SCOPE & TOPICS
Scheduled transportation networks give rise to very complex and large-scale network optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization and theoretical computer science. A prime application domain providing a fair amount of the most complex and largest in scale instances of such optimization problems is that of railway systems. Railway optimization deals with planning and scheduling problems over several time horizons, and quite some progress has been made for stategic planning and scheduling problems in the railway domain.
In this volume, we focus on two important facets of railway planning that pose even harder optimization questions: robust planning and online (real-time) planning. These two, tightly coupled, facets constitute a proactive and a reactive approach, respectively, to deal with disruptions to the normal operation.
We seek contributions that cover any aspect of robust and online large-scale optimization including (but not limited to):
- Robustness and Recoverability Measures
- Theoretical notions
- Generic models and techniques
- Robust Large-Scale Optimization
- Network and line planning
- Resource scheduling
- Online Large-Scale Optimization
- Online Timetabling
- Timetable Information
- Delay Management
- Resource re-scheduling
The contributions can be either research papers or survey articles. Although the focus of the volume is on railway systems, important contributions to other public transportation domains will also be considered.
The submitted contributions will go through the standard peer-review refereeing process and only those contributions that pass the refereeing process will appear in the special volume.
IMPORTANT DATES (expired)
- Submission of manuscripts : 9 February 2009
- Completion of first round of reviews : 5 May 2009
- Submission of revised manuscripts : 15 June 2009
- Final version of manuscripts : 30 July 2009
In case of any questions, please contact Christos Zaroliagis.