Optimization Challenges

Last update: February 23, 2018.

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If you’re looking for optimization challenges/ competitions in Operations Research (and some related fields), this is the place to be. Here, we keep track of currently ongoing and past events. Quite frequently, different communities are involved in those events (people from Operations Research, (Meta-) Heuristics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Constraint Programming, …). As a corollary, having a central page might help disseminating announcements.
To be clear: We are not the organizers, but collect information on such projects.

Organizers: Please send us an email if we did miss your competition and you want to be listed (or if you want to be unlisted). Our work is free of charge, of course.

Active Challenges

Note: the deadlines below are a rough orientation. Please consult the official webpage for official announcements.

Permanent links

Upcoming Challenges

We know that there will be a VeRoLog Solver Challenge in 2018-2019, probably under this site (finals: summer 2019, Seville, Spain).

Past events


While the above mentioned challenges are more related to optimization, there are other places of interest, too: SAT, Max-SAT, planning, etc.
Of course, there is an overlap with optimization as it is understood in the competitions above, but we chose to present them in another category. Apologies for not listing everything. We know that there are also many competitions in robotics (planning).