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DIST Department of information sciences and technologies

The seminar titled "Problems in planning applications for public bus transport" will be presented by Balázs DÁVID on Monday, 12 November, 2018 at 16.00 on the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technology at the University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper. The seminar is part of the MONDAY SEMINAR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATICS of the Departments of Information Sciences and Technology from UP FAMNIT in UP IAM.

When and where: 12 November 2018 at 4PM in FAMNIT-VP2

Presenter: Balázs DÁVID
Balázs Dávid graduated from the University of Szeged as a program designer mathematician, where he is a PhD candidate, soon defending his dissertation. He is currently working at the ICT Research Group of InnoRenew CoE, and is also a teaching assistant at UP FAMNIT.

Title: Application-oriented scheduling problems in public bus transportation

Public transportation networks are complex systems, and companies that operate these face a large number of difficult optimization problems every day. A significant portion of their arising expenses comes from different operating costs: these mainly include standing and running costs connected to the vehicles, and salaries of the drivers they employ. To optimize their planning processes, most companies use computer aided decision support systems. These systems usually optimize problems connected to vehicles and drivers separately, and they also have to be able to create daily schedules and long-term plans as well. In this presentation, we examine several optimization problems connected to vehicles in the fleet of a public bus transportation company. These cover a wide range of different problem types, including the creation of daily schedules, long-term planning, real-time management of unforeseen events, and other concepts connected to decision support systems. Different models and algorithms are presented for these problems, with an emphasis on their applicability for real-life scenarios.