ATMOS 2008
8th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems
September 18, 2008
Universität Karlsruhe, Germany


The final program can be found here.


the list of accepted papers is online

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2008
Notification to Authors: July 31, 2008
Final Version due: August 31, 2008
Workshop: September 18, 2008


Since 2000, the series of ATMOS workshops brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for transportation optimization and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques. In the last years the scope of the workshop has been broadened to comprise all modes of transportation. Scheduled transportation networks give rise to very complex and large-scale network optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from mathematical optimization and theoretical computer science. Applicable tools and concepts include those from graph and network algorithms, combinatorial optimization, approximation and online algorithms, stochastic and robust optimization.


We invite papers for presentation at the workshop on optimization problems for scheduled passenger and freight transport, including - but not limited to -

  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Line Planning
  • Timetable Generation
  • Routing and Platform Assignment
  • Vehicle Scheduling
  • Crew and Duty Scheduling
  • Rostering
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Design of Tariff Systems
  • Maintenance and Shunting of Rolling Stock
  • Delay Management
  • Rolling Stock Rescheduling
  • Simulation Tools for Railway Operations
  • Timetable Information

Of particular interest are the successful integration of several of these subproblems or planning stages, algorithms operating in an online/realtime or stochastic setting and heuristic or approximate algorithms for real-world instances.


Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 15 pages describing original unpublished research. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with published proceedings is not permitted. The title page of the submission should include the authors' full names, addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses, and an abstract summarizing the results in roughly 100-200 words; the remainder of the submission should contain a description of the main results and an explanation of their importance. Proofs omitted due to space limitations should be included in an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion.

Authors who wish to submit a paper must submit a PostScript or PDF file with their paper. The submission server is now open:

The submission must be received by 23:59 (GMT) on May 31, 2008. Each accepted paper must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.


The proceedings will be published online on the Dagstuhl Research Online Publication Server (DROPS).

Accepted Papers

a list of accepted papers can be found here.

Program Committee

Cynthia Barnhart, MIT
Ralf Borndörfer, Zuse Institute Berlin
Alberto Caprara, U. of Bologna
Jens Clausen, Technical U. of Denmark
Guy Desaulniers, GERAD, Ecole Polytechnique Montréal
Matteo Fischetti, U. of Padova (Chair)
Leo Kroon RSM Erasmus University and Netherlands Railways
Marc Nunkesser, ETH Zurich
Anita Schöbel, U. of Göttingen
Dorothea Wagner, U. of Karlsruhe
Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich (Chair)

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