EURO PHD SCHOOL on Matheuristics and Web-Services

Posted by: Michael SCHYNS

Dear Presidents and Representatives, 

Please see below the Call for the 2016 EURO PhD School on Matheuristics. I would be grateful if you could distribute the call amongst your members. Please note that EURO have provided some financial support for the event but registration and tavel costs should be covered by the participants, either themselves or through external funding (e.g. national Science funding bodies, OR National Societies, etc.).

With best wishes.


EURO PHD SCHOOL on Matheuristics and Web-Services

Call for Participants 


The EURO PhD School on Matheuristics and Web-Services will take place in the Université de Bretagne-Sud, Lorient, France, from April 20 to April 28, 2016. Deadline for application is November 30th, 2015.



 The EURO PhD School 2016 is a gathering of PhD students and young researchers working on the field of *Operations Research*. During one week, participants will explore the challenging domain of *Matheuristics *along with its application to the *Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP)*. Additionally, participants will learn how to make their algorithms available to the research community by means of *web services*. The EPS2016 will be hosted by the Operations Research Group <> of the Université de Bretagne-Sud <> in Lorient, France from *April 20th to 28th, 2016*. This event is organized with the financial support of EURO (The Association of European Operational Research Societies) <>.


Participants must be from a EURO member society country (see list on, or must be studying in a EURO member society country. They have to be enrolled in a PhD program and, preferably, in an early stage of their studies (first or second year). A maximum number of 20 participants will be accepted (depending on the number of application, this limit might be extended but should stay in a reasonable range). Each participant will be granted with 5 ECTS credits and will receive a diploma for his/her participation to the EURO PhD School.


Interested students should have notions of linear programming, mixed integer linear programming, metaheuristics and a programming language (preferably C++).


Interested students should send the following documents to by November 30th, 2015: Curriculum vitae (2-5 pages); Motivation to attend the school; A recommendation letter from the supervisor (please visit the website for the complete list of documents required).

A registration fee of 350€ will be asked to the participants, and thanks to the Sponsors, this low fee will cover the costs of accommodation, coffee breaks, lunches and dinners (except on Sunday evening). Accommodation will be offered in a shared room with twin beds.


More information can be found at 



Marc Sevaux (chair), André Rossi, Kenneth Sörensen, Andreas Reinholz, Daniel Palhazi Cuervo, Pierre Bomel.



Dr Sarah Fores

Manager of EURO