A probabilistic model applied to emergency service vehicle location
AbstractThis paper is concerned with the formulation and the solution of a probabilistic model for determining the optimal location of facilities in congested emergency systems. The inherent uncertainty which characterizes the decision process is handled by a new stochastic programming paradigm which embeds the probabilistic constraints within the traditional two-stage framework. The resulting model drops simplifying assumptions on servers independence allowing at the same time to handle the spatial dependence of demand calls. An exact solution method and different tailored heuristics are presented to efficiently solve the problem. Computational experience is reported with application to various networks.
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Volume (Year): 196 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
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