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Cooperative ant colonies for optimizing resource allocation in transportation

Doerner, Karl and Hartl, Richard F. and Reimann, Marc (2000) Cooperative ant colonies for optimizing resource allocation in transportation. Working Papers SFB "Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science", 77. SFB Adaptive Information Systems and Modelling in Economics and Management Science, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

In this paper we propose an ACO approach, where two colonies of ants aim to optimize total costs in a transportation network. This main objective consists of two sub goals, namely fleet size minimization and minimization of the vehicle movement costs, which are conflicting for some regions of the solution space. Thus, our two ant colonies optimize one of these subgoals each and communicate information concerning solution quality. Our results show the potential of the proposed method.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Transportkosten / Optimierung
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Informationswirtschaft
Departments > Informationsverarbeitung u Prozessmanag. > Produktionsmanagement > Taudes
Departments > Marketing > Service Marketing und Tourismus
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2002 14:48
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 11:04
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/566

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