Time constrained VRP: An Agent Environment-Perception Model
Zargayouna, H. Mahdi (2006), Time constrained VRP: An Agent Environment-Perception Model, 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’06), 2006-08, Riva del Garda, Italie
TypeCommunication / Conférence
Conference title17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI’06)
Conference cityRiva del Garda
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Author(s)Zargayouna, H. Mahdi
Abstract (EN)In this paper, we present a multiagent model in which agents have a perception upon their shared environment, a measure is associated to the agents’ perception ﬁeld. We apply the model on the Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows (VRPTW). The overall process adopts the general schema of parallel insertion meth- ods and it uses the contracting of perception’s ﬁeld of the vehicle agents as a new distance between them. This new measure expresses the feasibility universe of the vehicles and is used as a criterion of choice between candidates vehicles for the insertion of a customer in their plan. Our approach provides a new method to tackle the Time constrained VRP in which the solving process is focused on the fu- ture and constitutes an alternative for handling the dynamic version of the problem.
Subjects / KeywordsVRP; Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows; multiagent model
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