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Applying Ant Colony Optimization to the Capacitated Arc Routing Problem

  • Karl F. Doerner
  • Richard F. Hartl
  • Vittorio Maniezzo
  • Marc Reimann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3172)

Abstract

The Capacitated Arc Routing Problem (CARP) is a prototypical optimization problem asking a fleet of vehicles to serve a set of customer demands located on the arcs of a network. The problem is closely related to Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), and in fact every CARP instance can be transformed into an equivalent VRP instance using a graph which has a number of nodes twice the number of customer arcs of the original CARP graph [1] plus one.

Keywords

Memetic Algorithm Vehicle Route Problem Heuristic Information Short Path Distance Pheromone Information 
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References

  1. 1.
    Baldacci, R., Maniezzo, V.: Exact methods based on node routing formulations for arc routing problems. Technical Report ULBCS-2004-10, Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna (2004)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Doerner, K., Hartl, R., Maniezzo, V., Reimann, M.: An ant system metaheuristic for the capacitated arc routing problem. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Metaheuristics International Conference, MIC 2003 (2003)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl F. Doerner
    • 1
  • Richard F. Hartl
    • 1
  • Vittorio Maniezzo
    • 2
  • Marc Reimann
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Management ScienceUniversity of ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Inst. for Operations ResearchSwiss Federal Inst. of Tech.ZurichSwitzerland

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