The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Subscribe
Issue No.01 - January/February (2008 vol.23)
pp: 57-63
Ada Álvarez , Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Silvia Casado , University of Burgos
Joaquín A. Pacheco , University of Burgos
ABSTRACT
This work is aimed at finding the best locations in which to place health resources for treating patients who have suffered a diabetic coma in the province of Burgos, Spain. The authors have modeled the problem of locating facilities in Burgos to minimize the number of patients who suffer permanent damage after going into a diabetic coma. To do so, they introduced two probabilities: that of a patient suffering a diabetic coma, and that of a patient in a coma having permanent damage. The authors adapted, implemented, and compared the algorithms based on three metaheuristic strategies: scatter search, tabu search, and variable neighborhood search.
INDEX TERMS
Location, stochastic model, scatter search, tabu search, variable neighborhood search.
CITATION
Ada Álvarez, Silvia Casado, Joaquín A. Pacheco, "Heuristic Solutions for Locating Health Resources", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.23, no. 1, pp. 57-63, January/February 2008, doi:10.1109/MIS.2008.8
REFERENCES
1. J. Pacheco and S. Casado, "Solving Two Location Models with Few Facilities by Using a Hybrid Heuristic: A Real Health Resources Case," Computers and Operations Research, vol. 32, 2005, pp. 3075–3091.
2. N. Mladenović, M. Labbe, and P. Hansen, "Solving the P-Center Problem with Tabu Search and Variable Neighborhood Search," Networks, vol. 42, no. 1, 2003, pp. 48–64.
3. J.E. Beasley, "OR-Library: Distributing Test Problems by Electronic Mail," J. Operational Research Soc., vol. 41, 1990, pp. 1069–1072.
4. R.F. Love, J.G. Morris, and G.O. Wesolowsky, Facilities Location: Models and Methods, North Holland, 1988.
5. M. Laguna and R. Martí, "Scatter Search: Methodology and Implementations," Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
6. F. Glover and M. Laguna, Tabu Search, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.
7. P. Hansen and N. Mladenović, "Variable Neighbourhood Search," Handbook of Metaheuristics, F. Glover and G. Kochenberger, eds., Springer, 2003, pp. 145–184.
6 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool