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On the formulation and solution of the convoy routing problem

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  • Goldstein, Darin
  • Shehab, Tariq
  • Casse, Juan
  • Lin, Hsiu-Chin
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    In this work, we will identify important variables that contribute to vehicular movement in an emergency environment. In particular, we formulate and pose the convoy routing problem. We suggest a method for modeling the problem and formulate a precise problem statement that significantly reduces the number of variables under consideration relative to similar previous work; even so, we prove that the decision version of this problem is NP-complete. After devising an algorithm using artificial intelligence techniques, we then empirically analyze this model (via software simulation) to get computational results on a single instance of the problem.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.

    Volume (Year): 46 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 4 (July)
    Pages: 520-533

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:4:p:520-533

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    Keywords: Traffic models Emergency vehicle routing Convoy routing;

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