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Scheduling commercial advertisements for television

Garcia-Villoria, Alberto, Salhi, Said (2015) Scheduling commercial advertisements for television. International Journal of Production Research, 53 (4). pp. 1198-1215. ISSN 0020-7543. (KAR id:47097)

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The problem of scheduling the commercial advertisements in the television industry is investigated. Each advertiser client demands that the multiple airings of the same brand advertisement should be as spaced as possible over a given time period. Moreover, audience rating requests have to be taken into account in the scheduling. This is the first time this hard decision problem is dealt with in the literature. We design two mixed integer linear programming (MILP) models. Two constructive heuristics, local search procedures and simulated annealing (SA) approaches are also proposed. Extensive computational experiments, using several instances of various sizes, are performed. The results show that the proposed MILP model which represents the problem as a network flow obtains a larger number of optimal solutions and the best non-exact procedure is the one that uses SA.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: advertising, scheduling, optimisation, mathematical programming, heuristics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2015 09:47 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2022 14:23 UTC
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