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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. cited more than 970 times (google scholar)

  • Fernandes, S. and Lourenço H.R. (2008). Optimised Search Heuristic Combining Valid Inequalities and Tabu Search. In Hybrid Metaheuristics, M.J. Blesa, C. Blum, C. Cotta, A.J. Fernández, J.E. Gallardo, A. Roli, M.Sampels (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5296: 87-101. ISSN: 0302-9743. Article. 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. (2005), Logistics Management: an opportunity for Metaheuristics. In Metaheuristics Optimization via Memory and Evolution, C. Rego and B. Alidaee (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 329-356.  ISBN 978-1-4020-8134-7. 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

  • Lourenço H.R. (1995), Job-Shop Scheduling: computational study of local search and large-step optimization methods. European Journal of Operational Research 83(2): 347-364. ISSN 0377-2217.  Link, cited more than 100 times (google scholar)

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.

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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

Conferences:  IFORS 2014 (Barcelona)        Optimization 2014     MIC 2013     

Masters:        ICT Strategic Management (IDEC/BSM-UPF)              Mibal (IDEC/BSM-UPF)           Master en Retail Internacional (ESCI)

Blogs:            Open Thoughts 2013 "Ready for a SMARTer World?"