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Scheduling ambulance crews for maximum coverage

Erdogan, Gunes, Erkut, Erhan, Ingolfsson, Armann and Laporte, Gilbert (2010) Scheduling ambulance crews for maximum coverage Journal of the Operational Research Society, 61, pp. 543-550. (doi:10.1057/jors.2008.163).

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This paper addresses the problem of scheduling ambulance crews in order to maximize the coverage throughout a planning horizon. The problem includes the subproblem of locating ambulances to maximize expected coverage with probabilistic response times, for which a tabu search algorithm is developed. The proposed tabu search algorithm is empirically shown to outperform previous approaches for this subproblem. Two integer programming models that use the output of the tabu search algorithm are constructed for the main problem. Computational experiments with real data are conducted. A comparison of the results of the models is presented.

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Published date: April 2010
Organisations: Centre of Excellence for International Banking, Finance & Accounting


Local EPrints ID: 204817
ISSN: 0160-5682
PURE UUID: 92e957b6-2765-4592-b84d-3fd0cfc6e807

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Date deposited: 01 Dec 2011 15:47
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:05

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Author: Gunes Erdogan
Author: Erhan Erkut
Author: Armann Ingolfsson
Author: Gilbert Laporte

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