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Variable neighborhood search for solving the balanced location problem. (English) Zbl 1268.90149
Sifaleras, Angelo (ed.) et al., Selected papers of the 28th EURO mini conference (MEC XXVIII) on variable neighborhood search, Herceg Novi, Mentenegro, October 4–7, 2012. Amsterdam: Elsevier. Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics 39, 21-28 (2012).
Summary: In this paper we propose a general variable neighborhood search approach for the balanced location problem. Next to large shaking neighborhoods, the embedded variable neighborhood descent utilizes three neighborhood structures that focus on different solution aspects. By a computational study, we show that this VNS outperforms existing methods with respect to average solution quality and stability.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1262.90001].

90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
68T20 Problem solving in the context of artificial intelligence (heuristics, search strategies, etc.)
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