The challenge is officially presented by Joaquim Gromicho, Pim van ’t Hof & Daniele Vigo in “The VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2019”, Journal on Vehicle Routing Algorithms volume 2, pages109–111(2019), https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41604-019-00011-8.
To the best of our knowledge the following papers have appeared describing methodologies to solve the problem:
- "Adaptive large variable neighborhood search for a multiperiod vehicle and technician routing problem", by Benjamin Graf, the winner of the challenge, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/net.21959
- "Columnwise neighborhood search: A novel set partitioning matheuristic and its application to the VeRoLog Solver Challenge 2019" by Caroline J. Jagtenberg, Oliver J. Maclaren, Andrew J. Mason, Andrea Raith, Kevin Shen and Michael Sundvick, the team that achieved the third place, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/net.21961
- "Exact and hyper‐heuristic solutions for the distribution‐installation problem from the VeRoLog 2019 challenge" by Ahmed Kheiri, Leena Ahmed, Burak Boyacı, Joaquim Gromicho, Christine Mumford, Ender Özcan and Ali Selim Dirikoç, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/net.21962. This team did not take the challenge, although Ahmed Kheiri achieved the second place on https://verolog2017.ortec.com".
We are not aware of other publications related to this challenge, may you know of some, please inform us!
Cordially, the organizers of the VeRoLog solver challenge 2019.