ORL Guest Speaker: Prof. Gilbert Laporte on Green Vehicle Routing (6 October)

Published on
October 4, 2016

About the guest lecture:

In green vehicle routing the aim is to design vehicle routes while trying to minimize polluting emissions. This is done by minimizing fuel consumption which mostly depends, in a non-linear fashion, on speed, load and distance traveled. In this talk I will first describe the speed optimization problem on a fixed route, which was first developed in a maritime transportation context. I will then describe the pollution-routing problem first proposed by Bektas and Laporte in a Transportation Research, Part B article in 2011.

Finally, I will provide a brief overview of several projects that were carried out in recent years after the publication of the pollution-routing article. These concern the development of heuristics for several variants of the pollution-routing problem, an application to city logistics, and an emerging line of research on the use of electric vehicles for goods transportation.

Title: Green Vehicle Routing
When: Thursday October 6, 2016, 11:00 – 12:00
Room: C70 Leeuwenborch
By Professor Gilbert Laporte
Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management HEC Montreal, Canada