Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montreal

Title: Green Vehicle Routing

Info about event


Monday 22 February 2016,  at 14:00 - 15:00


Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2628(M), room 323



Speaker: Gilbert Laporte, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management HEC Montreal, Canada

Title: Green Vehicle Routing

Abstract: 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.

The seminar is sponsored by DFF project “Transportation issues related to waste management”.

The seminar is organized by Sanne WøhlkCORAL.