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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS Seminar Event

16:00 - 17:00
25 June 2015
Room 02/3041

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Event details

From route planning to scheduling and policy decisions -- Applications of multiobjective combinatorial optimization in transportation


In my talk I review some classical transport related applications of OR, including route planning, airline scheduling and the decision of tolling or carbon credit trading schemes in road transport. The emphasis is on the need to approach these classical problems from a multi-objective point of view to cater for the development sustainable and resilient transportation systems. Cyclists need multi-objective route planners to assess the health impacts of cycling against travel time; airlines are increasingly interested in minimising the effects of delays rather than simply minimising cost; policy makers need to take into account emissions as well as reducing total travel time when implementing tolls or trading schemes. Underlying all of these decision problems are multi-objective optimisation problems with a combinatorial nature.

Speaker information

Professor Matthias Ehrgott ,Univsersity of Lancaster

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