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The ASTRA Group on Combinatorial Optimisation

The ASTRA Group focuses on combinatorial (or: discrete) optimisation, which is about finding discrete values for unknowns such that constraints are satisfied and, optionally, a cost is (near-)minimal or a gain is (near-)maximal.

Applications of combinatorial optimisation include personnel rostering under work regulations and employee preferences; scheduling under precedence and resource allocation constraints; vehicle routing under time windows for deliveries or pick-ups; etc.

News from the ASTRA Group

  • Pierre Flener and Justin Pearson serve on the Programme Committee of CP 2017, to be held in Melbourne (Australia) in August 2017.
  • Warwick Tucker of the Department of Mathematics at UU gave the guest lecture Validated Numerics (CP over continuous domains) on 12 December 2016.
  • Fredrik Ygge of Trade Extensions gave the guest lecture Using Optimisation for Electronic Negotiations on 22 November 2016.
  • Pierre Flener served on the programme committee of AAAI 2017, the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, held in San Francisco (California, USA) in February 2017.

Updated  2017-02-06 16:02:51 by Pierre Flener.