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Stochastic models for warehousing systems

October 29-30, 2009

Warehousing has received a growing interest among academics in the last decades. This interest has been strongly stimulated by the rise of complex systems such as automated storage and retrieval systems, sorters, and automated guided vehicles, requiring complex design and operating policy decisions.
Recently, interest has arisen for problems in warehouse lay outing, order scheduling and batching, product storage allocation and worker routing, worker congestion, and worker modelling in general, in different warehousing systems and environments. Several models have proven their value in practical operations and decision making.

The objective of this workshop is to give an overview of recent research in warehousing with an emphasis on stochastic modelling.

Organizing committee

I. Adan (iadan'at'win.tue.nl)
P. Etman (L.F.P.Etman'at'tue.nl)
R. de Koster (RKoster'at'rsm.nl).

With special thanks and acknowledgement for the contributions of the following sponsors


TU/e  research cluster Logistics, Operations, and their Information Systems (LOIS)



Last updated 06-nov-2009,


Present list of Speakers


  • Sunderesh Heragu, University of Louisville

  • René de Koster, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Ben Montreuil, Laval University


  • Ricky Andriansyah, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Kai Furmans, Universität Karlsruhe

  • Jeremie Gallien, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Yeming Gong, Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Roelof Hamberg, ESI

  • Ananth Krisnamurthy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Liqiang Liu, EURANDOM

  • José Antonio Larco Martinelli , Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Kees Jan Roodbergen, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

  • Maria Vlasiou, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Bruno van Wijngaarden, VanderLande

  • Yugang Yu, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

The workshop will include four key-note lectures, two on each day. The remainder of the program consists of about 14 contributed lectures. More details t.b.a.


There is no registration fee.


Practical Information

Conference Location
The workshop location is EURANDOM, Den Dolech 2, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, Laplace Building, 1st floor, LG 1.105.

EURANDOM is located on the campus of  "Technische Universiteit Eindhoven" in the Laplace building (marked with LG on the map). The building is at 15 minutes walking distance from the Eindhoven railway station (take the northern exit and walk in the north-eastern direction until you reach a crossing at Fellenoord. The campus is located on the other side of that street).

For travel information to Eindhoven, please check http://www.eurandom.tue.nl/contact.htm


Several notebooks with Internet, Telnet and print facilities will be available.


  • For the speakers Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre is reserved. Please indicate your arrival and departure dates on the registration form.

  • For participants, there is a possibility to stay at Sandton Hotel Eindhoven City Centre (a reduced rate of 89 Euros* is applicable). Please indicate your arrival and departure date on the registration form.

  • For private bookings we suggest consulting the webpage of VVV Eindhoven.

* single room, breakfast included, excluding the tourist tax 3,50 Euro per night.

Both days free lunches are offered to the participants. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form. On Thursday evening there will be a workshop dinner. Indicate your attendance on the registration form. For non-invitees an amount of 35 Euros is requested, to be paid at the registration desk in cash (preferably an exact amount in Euros).

For more information please contact Mrs. Lucienne Coolen, the workshop officer of EURANDOM, at

  P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
tel. +31 40 2478100  fax +31 40 2478190  
  e-mail: office@eurandom.tue.nl