The P-Center Problem under Uncertainty

Document Type: Research Paper

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Industrial Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Facility location decisions play a prominent role in strategic planning of many firms, companies and governmental organizations. Since in many real-world facility location problems, the data are subject to uncertainty, in this paper, we consider the P-center problem under uncertainty of demands. Using Bertsimas and Sim approach, we develop a robust model of the problem as an integer programming model. Furthermore, we develop a tabu search algorithm for solving the problem. Finally we use design of experiments (DOE) to adjust the parameters of tabu search algorithm. The numerical results of algorithm are presented accordingly.

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