Category Archives: Events and Conferences

MESS 2018


Helena participates on the Metaheuristics Summer School – from Design to Implementation – MESS 201821-25 July 2018, Achireale Italy as an invited Speaker. She gave a talk on Iterated Local Search – Extensions and Applications.

Euro 2018

IMG_7305 IMG_7321Helena participates in the EURO 2018 – 29th European Conference on Operational Research at Valencia, Spain, 8-11 July, 2018. Many members of the Business Analytics Research Group participate in this fantastic conference. The organization hold the 1st Women in Science (WiS) event in the EURO Conference. The main goal was to highlight the role of WiS throughout history.

Marcelus Fabri and Helena Ramalhinho presented a paper on “Optimizing Factory Logistics in a Automotive Industry

Abstract: Logistics chains do not end at the entrance of a Factory. Optimizing the processes of provision and disposal of the materials and the components for production lines are becoming key way to increase efficiency and decrease costs in manufacturing. This research mainly focuses on studying and modeling the Warehouse Shipping Routing Problem at the internal Warehouse at SEAT S.A. We propose a mathematical model and an Iterated Local Search metaheuristic combined with Simulation to solve this problem. We present computational results with real data and conclude that our proposed approach improves the actual solution and provides a tool to be used in scenarios of production on new car models.

Doctoral School of ASOCIO

ED_Helena_1 ED_Helena_3Helena Ramalhinho participates as invited professor in the Doctoral School organized by  the Colombian Association of Operational Research (ASOCIO) (“Escuela Doctoral de la Asociación Colombiana de Investigación de Operaciones”) held in Cali, Colombia in June 2018. She gave a 6 hours course about Metaheuristics and Applications.

She also visit the ITM (Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano) and University of Medellin at Medellin and gave a talk in both universities.


The Barcelona Open Data Challenge

Helena is a member of the jury the Barcelona Open Data Challenge organized by the Open Data BCN. The Barcelona Dades Obertes Challenge is a test project from the Ajuntament de Barcelona, thought to promote the use of the open data available in the Open Data BCN portal 7G5A4357Bthrough a contest. It aims for the 3rd and 4th courses of ESO from the public centres in the city of Barcelona through the teachers and sums up to the learning based in projects. The contest includes teacher’s formation and a final public act with the presentation of each project. This test project aims to situate Barcelona as a leader in the introduction of the knowledge of open data in the educational scope.

See the video Repte Barcelona Dades Obertes.