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Paper ID: 2699

Dynamic Routing Problems with Fruitful Regions: Models and Evolutionary Computation
van Hemert,J.I. la Poutré,J.A. ,

Appeared in: LNCS,Birmingham, UK
Page Numbers:690--699
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Year: 2004
ISBN/ISSN: 3-540-23092-0
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Field of Science: e-Science

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Abstract: We introduce the concept of fruitful regions in a dynamic routing context: regions that have a high potential of generating loads to be transported. The objective is to maximise the number of loads transported, while keeping to capacity and time constraints. Loads arrive while the problem is being solved, which makes it a real-time routing problem. The solver is a self-adaptive evolutionary algorithm that ensures feasible solutions at all times. We investigate under what conditions the exploration of fruitful regions improves the effectiveness of the evolutionary algorithm.

Keywords: dynamic problems, evolutionary computation, vehicle routing,


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