General Information

Program Committee
Related Event
(Registration, external)


Important Dates

(Online) Publication

Program and

ATMOS 2007

7th Workshop on
Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modeling, Optimization, and Systems

aka Algorithmic meThods and Models for Optimization of railwayS

November 15-16, 2007, Sevilla, Spain


The Proceedings of ATMOS 2007 are published electronically by Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum für Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, with ISBN 978-3-939897-04-0.

General Information

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.
Since 2000, the series of ATMOS workshops brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for scheduled transportation optimization and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques.


We invite papers for presentation at the workshop on optimization problems for scheduled passenger and freight (cargo) 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, the comparison between different means of transport, and in the particular case of railways the interaction between one network operator and many train operating companies.

Program Committee
Related Event, Registration, and Accommodation

ATMOS 2007 is collocated with an ARRIVAL fall school on Robust Network Design and Delay Management. This school starts on November 14, 2007. ATMOS participants must register through the webpage of the school. It is possible to register for ATMOS and the fall school, including the common Social Event on the evening of Nov 15. Doing so, ATMOS participants may attend the lectures of the following well-known speakers

The school is organized by Juan A. Mesa, and Federico Perea, University of Sevilla.

Some hotels nearby the venue are recommended at the website of the ARRIVAL Fall School.

Important Dates
Submission deadline   August 05, 2007 (closed)
Notification September 19, 2007
Proceedings version October 10, 2007
Registration before November 03, 2007 (closed)
Workshop November 15-16, 2007

The paper submission for the ATMOS 2007 workshop is closed.

The final program can be found here.

(Online) Publication

Accepted papers are presented at the ATMOS 2007 workshop and can be accessed electronically at DROPS.

A collection of selected papers will be published in a special issue of NETWORKS to be guest edited by Christian Liebchen and Ravindra K. Ahuja. This special issue of NETWORKS, entitled Optimization in Scheduled Transportation Networks, will also include other contributed papers. We invite authors to contribute papers for this special issue by sending an email to the guest editors. The deadline for receiving such papers is January 31, 2008.

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