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On the formulation and solution of the convoy routing problem


  • Goldstein, Darin
  • Shehab, Tariq
  • Casse, Juan
  • Lin, Hsiu-Chin


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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  • Goldstein, Darin & Shehab, Tariq & Casse, Juan & Lin, Hsiu-Chin, 2010. "On the formulation and solution of the convoy routing problem," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 46(4), pages 520-533, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:46:y:2010:i:4:p:520-533

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    1. Ram Gopalan, 2015. "Computational complexity of convoy movement planning problems," Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Springer;Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR);Nederlands Genootschap voor Besliskunde (NGB), vol. 82(1), pages 31-60, August.


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