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The covering tour problem. (English) Zbl 0887.90122
Summary: The covering tour problem (CTP) is defined on a graph \(G= (V\cup W,E)\), where \(W\) is a set of vertices that must be covered. The CTP consists of determining a minimum length Hamiltonian cycle on a subset of \(V\) such that every vertex of \(W\) is within a prespecified distance from the cycle. The problem is first formulated as an integer linear program, polyhedral properties of several classes of constraints are investigated, and an exact branch-and-cut algorithm is developed. A heuristic is also described. Extensive computational results are presented.

MSC:
90C10 Integer programming
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