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Bicriterion a priori route choice in stochastic time-dependent networks


  • Nielsen, Lars Relund

    () (Research Unit of Statistics and Decision Analysis)

  • Andersen, Kim Allan

    () (Department of Management Science and Logistics, Aarhus School of Business)

  • Pretolani, Daniele

    () (Department of Sciences and Methods of Engineering)


In recent years there has been a growing interest in using stochastic time-dependent (STD) networks as a modelling tool for a number of applications within such areas as transportation and telecommunications. It is known that an optimal routing policy does not necessarily correspond to a path, but rather to a time-adaptive strategy. In some applications, however, it makes good sense to require that the routing policy corresponds to a loopless path in the network, that is, the time-adaptive aspect disappears and a priori route choice is considered. In this paper we consider bicriterion a priori route choice in STD networks, i.e. the problem of finding the set of efficient paths. Both expectation and min-max criteria are considered and a solution method based on the two-phase approach is devised. Experimental results reveal that the full set of efficient solutions can be determined on rather large test instances, which is in contrast to previously reported results for the time-adaptive case

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  • Nielsen, Lars Relund & Andersen, Kim Allan & Pretolani, Daniele, 2006. "Bicriterion a priori route choice in stochastic time-dependent networks," CORAL Working Papers L-2006-10, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhb:aarbls:2006-010

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    1. Nielsen, Lars Relund & Pretolani, Daniele & Andersen, Kim Allan, 2004. "K shortest paths in stochastic time-dependent networks," CORAL Working Papers L-2004-05, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Business Studies.
    2. Pretolani, Daniele, 2000. "A directed hypergraph model for random time dependent shortest paths," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 123(2), pages 315-324, June.
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    Stochastic time-dependent networks; Bicriterion shortest path; A priori route choice; Two-phase method;

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