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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

  • The NordConsNet Workshop 2017 of the Nordic Network for researchers and practitioners of Constraint programming will be held on Monday 22 May 2017 at Uppsala University.
  • Pierre Flener lectures at the ACP Summer School 2017, to be held in Porquerolles (France) in September 2017.
  • Pierre Flener and Justin Pearson serve on the Programme Committee of CP 2017, to be held in Melbourne (Australia) in August 2017.
  • Pierre Flener gave the seminar Solving Discrete Optimisation Problems Without Knowing How to the Optimisation Arena on 5 April 2017.
  • Arne Andersson of Trade Extensions gave the guest lecture Optimisation Applied on 13 February 2017.

Updated  2017-04-07 11:26:08 by Pierre Flener.