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Challenge: FAU Open Research Challenge - Discrete Optimization: Energy-Efficient Train Timetables

Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites young scientists from around the world to enter the first ever FAU Open Research Challenge. Network and collaborate in international teams, probe your ideas and skills. The winning teams of each of the three Challenges will receive an all-expenses paid trip to visit FAU and the region. Join this community of young researchers from all over the world in tackling the research challenges! Discrete Optimization: Energy-Efficient Train Timetables The global community is searching for new ways to mitigate its growing energy demands and offer sustainable solutions for a rapidly developing world. This challenge focuses on the crucial aspect of electric rail transportation, specifically: how can rail timetables be optimized to prevent costly fluctuations, or peaks, in power consumption?

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Prize Details


Application Deadline: 26-07-2015

Challenge subject(s)
Mathematical Optimization
Mathematics, Discrete

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