1. Sixth International Workshop on Model-based Metaheuristics 2016
September 4-7, 2016, Brussels, Belgium


Matheuristics 2016


Matheuristics 2016 is a non-profit workshop. The registration fee for Matheuristics 2016 is 370 EUR and it includes the participation to the Matheuristics 2016 workshop, the workshop dinner, lunches and coffee breaks. Students are entitled to a reduced registration fee of 320 EUR.

In order to register as a participant for Matheuristics 2016 please download the registration form (docx or odt), fill in the relevant information and send it via email to matheuristics@iridia.ulb.ac.be.

Coffee will be served during breaks. For accommodations, look at the practical information page.


Preliminary schedule:

  • Sunday 4th:
    • 18:00-20:00: informal get-togetherMonday 5th:
    • 9:00-16:00: registration
    • 9:20-9:30: welcome
    • 9:30-10:30: invited talk:
      Combining Metaheuristics based on Solution Construction with Exact Techniques, Christian Blum
    • 10:30-11:00: coffee break
    • 11:00-12:30: contributed talks:
      A Matheuristic Approach for Solving the Edge-Disjoint Paths Problem, Bernardo Martín, Ángel Sánchez, César Beltrán and Abraham Duarte
      A Matheuristic for the VRP with Limited Traffic Zones, Simona Mancini
      A General Corridor Method Based Approach for Capacitated Facility Location, Marco Caserta and Stefan Voß
    • 12:30-14:00: lunch
    • 14:00-15:30: contributed talks
      Stochastic Real World Warehouse Pre-Marshalling, Vittorio Maniezzo, Marco Boschetti and Walter Gutjahr
      A Matheuristic Approach for Solving the 2-Connected Dominating Set Problem, Raka Jovanovic and Stefan Voß
      A Variable Neighborhood Decomposition Search Applied to the Hierarchical Hub Location and Routing Problem, Fábio Fontes and Gilles Goncalves
    • 15:30-16:00: coffee break
    • 16:00-17:30: contributed talks
      The irace Package: Iterated Racing for Automatic Algorithm Configuration, Manuel López-Ibáñez, Jérémie Dubois-Lacoste, Leslie Pérez Cáceres, Thomas Stützle and Mauro Birattari
      Hands-on tutorial on setting up and tuning with irace. Please bring your own Laptop and pre-install R (before the session) as you will be required to execute irace yourself.
    • 17:45-19:30: tour to dinner place
    • 19:30-22:30: gala dinnerTuesday 5th:
    • 9:30-10:30: invited talk
      GCG: A Generic Branch-Price-and-Cut Solver, Marco Lübbecke
    • 10:30-11:00: coffee break
    • 11:00-12:30: contributed talks
      A Large Neighbourhood Search Principle for Column-Oriented Models: Theoretical Derivation and Example Applications, Yixin Zhao, Torbjörn Larsson and Elina Rönnberg
      A Fix-and-Optimize VNS Algorithm Applied to the Nurse Rostering Problem, Toni Wickert, Carlo Sartori and Luciana Buriol
      A Dynamic Programming-Based Matheuristic for Dynamic Berth Allocation Problems, Tatsushi Nishi, Tatsuya Okura, Eduardo Lalla-Ruiz, Stefan Voß
    • 12:30-14:00: lunch
    • 14:00-15:30: contributed talks
      Time-Bucket Based Mixed Integer Programming Models for Scheduling Problems: A Promising Starting Point for Matheuristics, Günther Raidl, Thomas Jatschka, Martin Riedler and Johannes Maschler
      Dual Matheuristics and New Dual Bounds for the Challenge EURO/ROADEF 2010, Nicolas Dupin and Talbi El-Ghazali
      MIP-based Constructive Heuristics for the Three-Dimensional Bin-Packing Problem with Transportation Constraints, Celia Paquay, Sabine Limbourg, José Fernando Oliveira and Michael Schyns
    • 15:30-16:00: coffee break
    • 16:00-17:00: contributed talks
      A Hybrid Tabu Search and ILP heuristic for the Maximum Total Flow with Flexible Arc Outages, Qipeng Xu, Xi Liu and Lanbo Zheng
      Automatic Configuration of MIP Solver: Case Study in Vertical Flight Planning, Zhi YuanWednesday 7th:
    • 9:30-10:30: invited talk
      Metaphor-Based Metaheuristics: Who’s to Blame?, Kenneth Sörensen
    • 10:30-11:00: coffee break
    • 11:00-12:30: contributed talks
      Matheuristics for the Discretized Unit Commitment Problem with Min-Stop Ramping Constraints, Nicolas Dupin and Talbi El-Ghazali
      Combining Metaheuristics with Column Generation: Successful Approaches to Enhance Column Generation Algorithms Performance, Fabián Castaño and Marc Sevaux
      Scaling Analysis of High-Performance TSP Algorithms, Holger Hoos and Thomas Stützle
    • 12:30: end of the workshop

2. The 18th Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization (IPCO XVIII) at the University of Liège, Belgium.

June 1st to June 3rd, 2016

The IPCO conference is under the auspices of the Mathematical Optimization Society.
The call for papers is now open. Deadline : 20 November 2015

 3. The 30th Annual conference of the Belgian Operational Research Society UCL-CORE,

January 28-29, 2016

About the conference

ORBEL is the national conference of the SOGESCI-BVWB, the Belgian Operational Research (OR) Society, Member of EURO, the association of European OR Societies, and Belgian representative of IFORS (International Federation of OR Societies).

The conference is intended as a meeting place for researchers, users and potential users of Operational Research, Statistics, Computer Science and related fields. It will provide managers, practitioners and researchers with a unique opportunity to exchange information on quantitative techniques for decision making.

This year’s meeting (ORBEL30) will take place in the city of Louvain-la-Neuve at UCL.