Scientific Prize Rules

The scientific prize is open to any team that have been qualified for the semi-finale phase of the ROADEF/EURO Challenge 2020.

The president of the committee is Christian Artigues (Research Director at CNRS, LAAS, Toulouse). The committee is under construction.

The method must be described in a paper (about 8-12 pages), which should contain all the elements necessary to assess the quality and the originality of the proposed method.

The deadline for submitting the paper and the related, eventually updated/new code, is November 01, 2021. The code should be able to produce good feasible solutions within reasonable running time. The submitted code will be executed on a specific platform to be detailed later.

The main criteria that will be used for evaluating the proposed methods are the following :

  • originality of the proposed method.
  • proof (theoretically and/or experimentally) of the quality of the produced results (lower bounds and/or upper bounds or their gaps with respect to the best known results) ;
  • interesting features, such as but not limited to, new and/or good dual bounds ;
  • decomposition methods developed in order to solve subproblems to optimality or to a very good lower bound ;

The weight on the criteria will be refined by the committee.

The scientific prize will be delivered at the closing session of the conference ROADEF 2022.