A genetic algorithm for solving a capacitated p-median problem

Correa, Elon S. and Steiner, Maria Teresinha A. and Freitas, Alex A. and Carnieri, Celso (2004) A genetic algorithm for solving a capacitated p-median problem. Numerical Algorithms, 35 (2-4). pp. 373-388. ISSN 1017-1398. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Facility-location problems have several applications, such as telecommunications, industrial transportation and distribution. One of the most well-known facility-location problems is the p-median problem. This work addresses an application of the capacitated p-median problem to a real-world problem. We propose a genetic algorithm (GA) to solve the capacitated p-median problem. The proposed GA uses not only conventional genetic operators, but also a new heuristic "hypermutation" operator suggested in this work. The proposed GA is compared with a tabu search algorithm.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: genetic algorithms, combinatorial optimisation, p-median problem
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 16:02
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14192 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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