Scope

The Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems is an international forum for researchers in the area of optimization methods and algorithms to facilitate planning and operational management of freight and passenger transportation and traffic. It is colocated with ALGO 2021.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 28 June, 2021 (AoE)
  • Notification: 30 July, 2021
  • Conference: 9 - 10 September, 2021, in Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

The Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems is an international forum for researchers in the area of algorithms and optimization methods to facilitate planning and operational management of freight and passenger transportation and traffic. ATMOS brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for transport optimization. The symposium provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques. The aim of making transportation better gives rise to very complex and large-scale optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from algorithms, mathematical optimization, theoretical computer science, and operations research.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting original unpublished research in the topics related to the symposium. Simultaneous submission to other journals or conferences with published proceedings is not allowed. By submitting a paper, the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register for ALGO/ATMOS 2021 and present the paper.

Submissions must be in the form of a single PDF file prepared using the LaTeX OASIcs style file (https://submission.dagstuhl.de/documentation/authors) and must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=atmos2021). ATMOS 2021 accepts two types of submissions (new in this year!), both of which will be reviewed with the same quality standards by the Program Committee.

Regular paper submissions: a regular paper submission should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state its key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main results. A regular paper submission should not exceed 12 pages including title page and abstract, but excluding references and an optional appendix. Authors should include all necessary details in their submission so that the Program Committee can judge correctness, importance and originality of their work. Any material (e.g., proofs or experimental results) omitted (from the main part of 12 pages) due to space limitations can be put into the optional appendix, which will be read at the Program Committee's discretion. Regular papers will be allotted up to 20 pages in the proceedings.

Short paper submissions: a short paper submission may present preliminary results or work-in-progress on a specific topic. Authors should clearly motivate the importance of the problem being addressed, discuss prior work and its relationship to the paper, explicitly and precisely state the paper’s key contributions, and outline the key technical ideas and methods used to achieve the main claims. A short paper submission should have at least 4 and at most 6 pages.
Authors should provide sufficient details in their submission so that the Program Committee can judge correctness, importance and originality of their work. Short papers will be allotted up to 6 pages in the proceedings.

Topics

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers addressing the following topics:

  • Congestion Modelling and Reduction
  • Crew and Duty Scheduling
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Delay Management
  • Design of Pricing Systems
  • Electro Mobility
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Models for User Behaviour
  • Line Planning
  • Mobile Applications for Transport
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Multi-modal Transport Optimization
  • Routing and Platform Assignment
  • Route Planning in Road and Public Transit Networks
  • Rostering
  • Timetable Generation
  • Tourist Tour Planning
  • Traffic Guidance
  • Vehicle Scheduling

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and advancing the following techniques: Algorithmic Game Theory, Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph and Network Algorithms, Heuristics and Meta-heuristics, Mathematical Programming, Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Online and Real-time Algorithms, Simulation Tools, Stochastic and Robust Optimization.

Awards

There will be a Best Paper Award.

COMMITTEES

Program Chairs

Programm Members

Invited Speaker

Anita Schöbel

University of Kaiserslautern and ITWM

Anita is a mathematician working in the field of optimization, operations research, and applied mathematics with special interest in multi-criteria optimization, robust optimization, and facility location. She is well-known for her contributions to different aspects of public transport, in particular for her work on delay management, line planning and timetabling. Currently, she is coordinator of the DFG research unit on integrated traffic planning. Anita is head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM) and full professor for Applied Mathematics at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. In 2019 and 2020, she served as the President of the German Operations Research Society (GOR).

Proceedings

The proceedings of ATMOS 2021 will be published online and as open-access in the Dagstuhl Open Access Series in Informatics.