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  • Lourenço H.R., Martin O. and Stützle T. (2003), Iterated Local Search. In Handbook of Metaheuristics, F. Glover and G. Kochenberger, (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, International Series in Operations Research and Management Science, pp. 321-353. ISBN 978-1-4020-7263-5. Article. Link. citations in google scholar: more than 1000.

  • Martins P., Ladrón A. and Lourenço H.R. (2014), Maximum Cut-Clique Problem: ILS Heuristics and a Data Analysis Application, International Transactions in Operational Research (accepted for publication  July 25, 2014, published on line September 5, 2014). Web of Science 2012 JCR 0.588 Q4; Scopus). Link

  • Juan, A. A., Faulin, J., Ferrer, A., Lourenco H.R., and Barros, B. (2013), MIRHA: Multi-start biased randomization of heuristics with adaptive local search for solving non-smooth routing problem. TOP: Volume 21, Issue 1, Pages 109-132.  (indexed in ISI SCI, 2011 IF = 0.765, Q3). ISSN: 1134-5764. Article. Link

  • Lourenço H.R., Martin O. and Stützle T. (2010), Iterated Local Search: Framework and Applications. In Handbook of Metaheuristics, 2nd. Edition. Vol.146.  M. Gendreau and J.Y. Potvin (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, International Series in Operations Research & Management Science, pp. 363-397.ArticleLink

  • Lourenço H.R., Paixão J.P. and Portugal R. (2009), Driver Scheduling Problem Modelling. Public Transport: Planning and Operations. 1(2):103-120, DOI: 10.1007/s12469-008-0007-0. ISSN: 1613-7159. ArticleLink

  • Giménez C. and Lourenço H.R. (2008), e-SCM: Internet’s impact on Supply Chain Processes. International Journal of Logistics Management 19(3): 309-343. ISSN 0957-4093. Article. Link

  • Lourenço H.R., Paixão J.P. and Portugal R. (2001), Multiobjective metaheuristics for the bus-driver scheduling problem. Transportation Science 35(3): 331-343. ISSN: 00411655. Article. Link, cited more than 70 times (google scholar)

  • Lourenço HR. and Zwijnenburg M. (1996), Combining the large-step optimization with tabu-search: application to the job-shop scheduling problem. In Meta-Heuristics: Theory and Applications, I.H. Osman and J.P. Kelly (Eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 219-236. ISBN: 978-0-7923-9700-7. Article. Link

Main Research Project

  • 2014-2016 - Business Analytics Models for Horizontal Cooperation in Transportation and Logistics. Research Project: TRA2013-48180-C3-2-P, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia, Spain. Research Director (IP: Helena Ramalhinho Lourenço.

Lourenço, H.R.

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Research Interests

  • Operations Research

  • Logistics

  • Metaheuristics

  • Iterated Local Search

  • Combinatorial Optimization

  • Scheduling 

  • Operations Management

  • OSH      

Research Centers


  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)

  • The Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO)

  • Portuguese Association of Operations Research (ApdiON-LINE)

Editorial Activity

Business Analytics Research Group

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