A quadtree-based allocation method for a class of large discrete Euclidean location problems: large location problems

Salhi, Said, Irawan, Chandra A. (2015) A quadtree-based allocation method for a class of large discrete Euclidean location problems: large location problems. Computers and Operations Research, 55 . pp. 23-35. ISSN 0305-0548. (doi:10.1016/j.cor.2014.10.002)

Abstract

A special data compression approach using a quadtree-based method is proposed for allocating very large demand points to their nearest facilities while eliminating aggregation error. This allocation procedure is shown to be extremely effective when solving very large facility location problems in the Euclidian space. Our method basically aggregates demand points where it eliminates aggregation-based allocation error, and disaggregates them if necessary. The method is assessed first on the allocation problems and then embedded into the search for solving a class of discrete facility location problems namely the p-median and the vertex p-centre problems. We use randomly generated and TSP datasets for testing our method. The results of the experiments show that the quadtree-based approach is very effective in reducing the computing time for this class of location problems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.cor.2014.10.002
Uncontrolled keywords: Allocation method, quadtree method, p-median and p-centre problems, aggregation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Operations Research - Theory
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2014 11:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45782 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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