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A hybrid meta-heuristic algorithm for solving real-life transportation network design problems

SA Bagloee, M Tavana, A Ceder, C Bozic, M Asadi

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management | Published : 2013


The network-design problem (NDP) has a wide range of applications in transportation, telecommunications, and logistics. The idea is to efficiently design a network of links (roads, optical fibres, etc.) enabling the flow of commodities (drivers, data packets, etc.) to satisfy demand characteristics. Various exact and heuristic methods such as branch and bound, Tabu search, genetic algorithm (GA), ant system (AS) have been developed to address the NDP which is a highly intractable combinatorial problem. The literature has yet to address the NDP in real-size networks. In this study, we propose a new meta-heuristic algorithm for solving large NDPs by hybridising GA and AS methods. The applicabi..

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