The accessibility arc upgrading problem
European Journal of Operational Research , Volume 224 - Issue 3 p. 458- 465
The accessibility arc upgrading problem (AAUP) is a network upgrading problem that arises in real-life decision processes such as rural network planning. In this paper, we propose a linear integer programming formulation and two solution approaches for this problem. The first approach is based on the knapsack problem and uses the knowledge gathered from an analytical study of some special cases of the AAUP. The second approach is a variable neighbourhood search with strategic oscillation. The excellent performance of both approaches is demonstrated using a large set of randomly generated instances. Finally, we stress the importance of a proper allocation of scarce resources in accessibility improvement.
|European Journal of Operational Research|
|Organisation||Erasmus Research Institute of Management|
Maya Duque, P.A, Coene, S, Goos, P.P, Sörensen, K, & Spieksma, F.M. (2013). The accessibility arc upgrading problem. European Journal of Operational Research, 224(3), 458–465. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.09.005