WARP3, the 3rd International Workshop on Arc Routing Problems, is organized by the Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering and by the Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance “Giovanni Anania” of the University of Calabria (Italy). The workshop will take place from May 27 to May 29, 2019 in Pizzo (Calabria, Italy).

WARP3 focuses on Arc Routing. The study of Leonhard Euler on the Bridges of Königsberg in the 18th century can be considered the seminal work into this research area. However, only over the past 40 years or so, Arc Routing has evolved into a mature field within the domain of Combinatorial Optimization. Models and methods for Arc Routing Problems have reached a high level of sophistication thanks to the effort of several research groups in various parts of the world. Anyway, there is still room for improvement, especially in terms of actual applicability to the modern transportation systems.

The goal of WARP3 is to strengthen the international network. In addition, researchers and practitioners with an interest in Arc Routing will have the opportunity to share their latest research activities and ideas with the rest of the community.

Topics include, but are not limited to, Arc Routing Problems and strongly related problems (e.g., General Routing Problems and Arc Sectoring Problems). More specifically, the workshop focuses on:

  • Models. Works proposing any model typology are invited (single or multiple vehicles, single or multiple objectives, deterministic or stochastic settings, etc.);
  • Methods. Contributions on exact and (meta/mat)heuristic approaches are invited, especially those based on new solution frameworks. In addition, studies on computational complexity issues are encouraged.
  • Applications. Arc Routing arises naturally in applications related to garbage collection, road gritting, mail delivery, network maintenance, and snow clearing. Contributions concerning these applications are invited. In addition, we particularly welcome studies exploring new areas of application.

    WARP3 follows the first workshop held in Copenhagen in May 2013 (WARP1) and the second workshop held in Lisbon in May 2016 (WARP2).