MAPSP is a biennial workshop dedicated to all theoretical and practical aspects of scheduling, planning, and timetabling.

The 14th Workshop on Models and Algorithms for Planning and Scheduling Problems (MAPSP 2019) will be organized in Hotel “De Zeeuwse Stromen” in Renesse. It will take place in the week of June 2nd-7th 2019. Renesse is a village on the isle of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province Zeeland of the Netherlands. The hotel is a short walk from the beach.

Places where previous MAPSP meetings have been held in are listed below. More information about the history of the workshop can be found at http://people.cs.pitt.edu/~kirk/MAPSP/.

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Where will MAPSP 2021 take place?

The workshop program (updated!) is available now.

You can download the proceedings here.

You can download the slides of the open problem session here.

You can contact us via email: mapsp2019-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Kunal Agrawal (Washington University, USA),
Syamantak Das (IIIT Delhi, New Delhi, India),
Jian-Jia Chen (Dortmund University, Germany),
Jeremy Fineman (Georgetown University, USA),
Bala Kalyanasundaram (Georgetown University, USA),
Samir Khuller (Chair) (University of Maryland, USA),
Peter Kling (University of Hamburg, Germany),
Sigrid Knust (University of Osnabrück, Germany),
Amit Kumar (IIT New Delhi, India),
Shi Li (University at Buffalo, USA),
Benjamin Moseley (Carnegie Mellon University, USA),
Barna Saha (University of Massachusetts, USA),
Leen Stougie (CWI, the Netherlands),
Tami Tamir (The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel),
Nguyen Kim Thang (University Evry Val d’Essonne, France),
Tjark Vredeveld (Maastricht University, the Netherlands).


André Berger (Maastricht University),

René Sitters (Free University Amsterdam),

Leen Stougie (CWI / Free University Amsterdam),

Karin van den Boorn (Maastricht University),

Tjark Vredeveld (Chair, Maastricht University),

Nikhil Bansal (Eindhoven University of Technology/CWI),

Han Hoogeveen (Utrecht University),

Johann Hurink (Twente University),

Steef van de Velde (Erasmus University Rotterdam),


Submission deadline: January 25th 2019 February 1st 2019
Notification: March 8th 2019
Early registration: April 8th 2019
Workshop: June 2nd-7th 2019


MAPSP submissions undergo a selection process based on a light refereeing by the Program Committee. MAPSP does not publish proceedings other than a conference booklet (no ISSN). Hence, presenting your paper at MAPSP will not prevent you from submitting it to journals or to other conferences. Similarly, it is acceptable to submit a paper that was presented at an earlier conference. To make the refereeing process easier, you are requested to indicate whether, and if so, where your paper has been previously published. Abstracts of 2-3 pages must be submitted using the EasyChair system.

Please use this template to prepare your submission.

Submission Link: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mapsp2019

The complete Call for papers is available here.


Workshop registration

Registration for the workshop will is possible at the Registration website.

Workshop fee (including lunches Monday-Friday and dinners Sunday-Thursday):
Early registration fee (until April 8th, 2019): 400 Euro
Late registration (after April 8th): 500 Euro


Accomodation at the conference hotel can be reserved at a special rate of 397.50 EUR for the duration of the workshop (Sunday night through Thursday night.)

Please complete your hotel registration by sending an email to congrescoach@zeeuwsestromen.nl,
mentioning your name, arrival and departure date, and reservation code 17182.


We follow the traditional MAPSP setting. It is a five day conference, starting on Monday morning and ending on Friday after lunch.
Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday afternoon/evening. There will be several invited lectures and contributed talks will be given in three parallel sessions.
We intend to have enough “free” time between the talks for discussions and social activities, as well as an open problem session.
Following the MAPSP tradition, the Wednesday afternoon will be scheduled without presentations to facilitate sports and/or collaboration.

The workshop program is available now.


Michael Bender

Stony Brook University

Petra Berenbrink

Universität Hamburg

Neil Olver

Free University of Amsterdam

Aravind Srinivasan

University of Maryland


After 20 years, the workshop will return to Hotel De Zeeuwse Stromen in Renesse, the Netherlands. Renesse is a village on the isle of Schouwen-Duiveland in the province Zeeland of the Netherlands. It is surrounded by dunes and beaches. The sand beaches of Renesse have a length of approximately 17 km. As the hotel is situated near the beach, there are plenty of possibilities for outdoor activities, like beach soccer or a nice hike on the beach. Furthermore, the hotel offers wellness facilities and next to the hotel are two tennis courts and mini-golf facilities. Also, bikes can be rented from the hotel.

How to get there?

Bus services provided by the organizers
On Sunday June 2nd we will organize a bus to bring participants from Rotterdam Central station to Renesse.
Rotterdam Central station can be easily reached by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (direct connection of 20 to 50 minutes, every 10 to 15 minutes) and from Brussels Airport (changeover in Antwerp, one or two per hour, between 1h10 and 1h40).

The bus will depart at Rotterdam Central at 16:30 and at 20:30. The pick up location is at Conradstraat, look out for a bus of the company “Vanoeveren”.

Public transport
In case you cannot use the bus service that we provide from Rotterdam Central station, you can use public transport, which takes approximately 2 hours from Rotterdam Central Station or 45 minutes from the train station in Goes. The schedule of the public transport can be found here: https://9292.nl/en/. Enter the bus stop “Transferium, Renesse”, from where it is a 20 minute walk to the hotel.

By car
The address of the hotel is Duinwekken 5, Renesse, The Netherlands.

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