The Organization Committee (OC) and the Chairs of ALGO 2020 decided to run the conferences online in a virtual way. What is most important is that the scientific activity of the Programme Committees of the ALGO conferences is not suspended or stopped: peer review, accepted papers, camera ready and proceedings will be accomplished as usual. Instructions for authors on how to give their talks online in the virtual room will be provided.


The Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems is an international forum for researchers in the area of optimization methods and algorithms to facilitate planning and operational management of freight and passenger transportation and traffic. It is colocated with ALGO 2020.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: 1 July, 2020
  • Notification: 31 July, 2020
  • Conference: 7-8 September, 2020, in Pisa, Italy

Call for Papers

ATMOS brings together researchers and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of algorithmic methods and models for transport optimization. The symposium provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of new ideas and techniques. The aim of making transportation better gives rise to very complex and large-scale optimization problems requiring innovative solution techniques and ideas from algorithms, mathematical optimization, theoretical computer science, and operations research.

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper of at most 12 pages (including title page and abstract, but excluding references and an optional appendix) via the EasyChair submission system at:


Submissions must be formatted in LaTeX, using the OASIcs style file: https://submission.dagstuhl.de/documentation/authors

The paper should contain a succinct statement of the issues and of their motivation, a summary of the main results, and a brief explanation of their significance, accessible to non-specialist readers. Proofs omitted due to space constraints can be put into an appendix to be read by the program committee members at their discretion. Papers must be submitted electronically via the EasyChair submission system. By submitting a paper, the authors acknowledge that in case of acceptance at least one of the authors must register at ALGO 2020, attend the conference, and present the paper. Attendance and presentation can be either physical (if there are no safety concerns due to the covid-19), or virtual (in case of remaining safety concerns or travel restrictions).


The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers addressing the following topics:

  • Congestion Modelling and Reduction
  • Crew and Duty Scheduling
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Delay Management
  • Design of Pricing Systems
  • Electro Mobility
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Models for User Behaviour
  • Line Planning
  • Mobile Applications for Transport
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Multi-modal Transport Optimization
  • Routing and Platform Assignment
  • Route Planning in Road and Public Transit Networks
  • Rostering
  • Timetable Generation
  • Tourist Tour Planning
  • Traffic Guidance
  • Vehicle Scheduling

The symposium welcomes but is not limited to papers applying and advancing the following techniques: Algorithmic Game Theory, Approximation Algorithms, Combinatorial Optimization, Graph and Network Algorithms, Heuristics and Meta-heuristics, Mathematical Programming, Methods for the Integration of Planning Stages, Online and Real-time Algorithms, Simulation Tools, Stochastic and Robust Optimization.


There will be a Best Paper Award.



Steering Committee

PC Members

PC Members

Invited Speaker

Martin Savelsbergh

Georgia Tech, USA

Martin's research interests are in mathematical modeling, operations research, optimization methods, algorithm design, performance analysis, logistics, supply chain management, and transportation systems. He has published over 150 research papers in many of the top optimization and logistics journals, and has a track record of innovative techniques for solving large-scale optimization problems in a variety of areas. Ongoing research projects include innovations in last-mile delivery, advances in dynamic ride-sharing, methods for multi-objective optimization, and dynamic management of time-expanded networks. Martin Savelsbergh is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Science, the flagship journal of INFORMS in the area of transportation and logistics.


The proceedings of ATMOS 2020 will be published online and as open-access in the Dagstuhl Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs).