The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications involving location problems and models. It is also suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on facility location.
Gilbert Laporte obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the London School of Economics in 1975. He is Professor of Operations Research at HEC Montréal, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management. He has been Editor of Transportation Science, Computers & Operations Research and INFOR. He has authored or coauthored 15 books, as well as more than 450 scientific articles in combinatorial optimization, mostly in the areas of vehicle routing, location and timetabling. He has received many scientific awards including the Pergamon Prize (United Kingdom) in 1987, the 1994 Merit Award of the Canadian Operational Research Society, and the CORS Practice Prize on three occasions. He has been a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1998, and Fellow of INFORMS since 2005. In 2009, he received the Robert M. Herman Lifetime Achievement Award in Transportation Science from the Transportation Science and Logistics Society of INFORMS. In 2014, he obtained the Lifetime Achievement in Location Analysis Award from the Section on Location Analysis of INFORMS.
Stefan Nickel obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1995. He is a full professor and one of the directors of the institute for Operations Research at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Stefan Nickel is also member of the scientific advisory board, as well as the management board, of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Mathematics (ITWM) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Since 2011 he in addition became one of the directors of the Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI) and the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) in Karlsruhe. He has authored or co‐authored 4 books as well as around 100 scientific articles mainly in the area of location, supply chain management, health care and logistics. In addition he had numerous research contracts with well‐known companies (e.g. BASF, Lufthansa, Miele, SAP). Stefan Nickel is editor‐in‐chief of Computers & Operations Research since October 2006 and member of the editorial board of Health Care Management Science. He has coordinated the Health Care working group within the German OR society (GOR) and was the president of the GOR from 2013 to 2014. Moreover, he was coordinator of the EURO working group on locational analysis.
Francisco Saldanha da Gama is professor of Operations Research at the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, where he received his Ph.D. in 2002. He has extensively published papers in scientific international journals mostly in the areas of location theory, supply chain management, logistics and combinatorial optimization. Together with Stefan Nickel, he has been awarded the EURO prize for the best EJOR review paper (2012) and the Elsevier prize for the EJOR top cited article 2007-2011 (2012), both with the paper entitled “Facility location and supply chain management3⁄4A review”. He is member of various international scientific organizations such as the EURO Working Group on Location Analysis of which he is one the past coordinators. Currently, he is Area Editor of Computers & Operations Research. His research interests include stochastic mixed integer optimization, location theory and project scheduling.
This book will prove useful to researchers, students, and practitioners in transportation and will stimulate further research in this rich and fascinating area.Volume 14 examines transport and its relationship with operations and management science11 chapters cover the most recent research developments in transportationFocuses on main transportation modes-air travel, automobile, public transit, maritime transport, and more
Optimization problems are abundant in the telecommunications industry. The successful solution of these problems has played an important role in the development of telecommunications and its widespread use. Optimization problems arise in the design of telecommunication systems and in their operation.
The Handbook of Optimization in Telecommunications brings together experts from around the world who use optimization to solve problems that arise in telecommunications. The editors made an effort to cover recent optimization developments that are frequently applied to telecommunications. The spectrum of topics covered includes planning and design of telecommunication networks, routing, network protection, grooming, restoration, wireless communications, network location and assignment problems, Internet protocol, World Wide Web, and stochastic issues in telecommunications. The editors’ objective is to provide a reference tool for the increasing number of scientists and engineers in telecommunications who depend upon optimization in some way.
Each chapter in the handbook is of an expository nature, but of scholarly treatment, and includes a brief overview of the state-of-the-art thinking relative to the topic, as well as pointers to the key references in the field. Specialists as well as nonspecialists should find this handbook stimulating and helpful.
Thoroughly updated and revised, Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition remains the go-to guide on facility location modeling. The book offers a unique introduction to methodological tools for solving location models and provides insight into when each approach is useful and what information can be obtained.
The Second Edition focuses on real-world extensions of the basic models used in locating facilities, including production and distribution systems, location-inventory models, and defender-interdictor problems. A unique taxonomy of location problems and models is also presented. Featuring examples using the author’s own software—SITATION, MOD-DIST, and MENU-OKF—as well as Microsoft Office® Excel®, the book provides:
• A theoretical and applied perspective on location models and algorithms
• An intuitive presentation of the uses and limits of modeling techniques
• An introduction to integrated location-inventory modeling and defender-interdictor models for the design of reliable facility location systems
• A full range of exercises to equip readers with an understanding of the basic facility location model types
Network and Discrete Location: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, Second Edition is an essential resource for practitioners in applied and discrete mathematics, operations research, industrial engineering, and quantitative geography. The book is also a useful textbook for upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses.
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