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Computers 2018, 7(4), 67; https://doi.org/10.3390/computers7040067

Heuristic Approaches for Location Assignment of Capacitated Services in Smart Cities

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TNO, ICT Department, 2595 DA The Hague, The Netherlands
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Department of Econometrics and Operations Research, University of Groningen, 9747 AE Groningen, The Netherlands
This paper is an extended version of conference paper: Hoekstra, G.; Phillipson, F. Location Assignment of Capacitated Services in Smart Cities. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Mobile, Secure and Programmable Networking (MSPN 2018), Paris, France, 18–20 June 2018.
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Received: 5 October 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
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This paper proposes two heuristic approaches to solve the Multi-Service Capacitated Facility Location Problem. This problem covers assigning equipment to access points, offering multiple services in a Smart City context. The access points should offer the services to the customer and fulfil their demand, given the coverage of the service and their capacity constraints. Both the heuristic approaches solve the assignment problem for the services separately and combine the solutions of the step together. One of them, however, updates the cost parameters between consecutive steps and produce near optimal solutions in reasonable time compared to the solution obtained from solving an integer linear programming problem exactly. View Full-Text
Keywords: smart city; planning; facility location; optimisation smart city; planning; facility location; optimisation
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