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A generalized shortest path tour problem with time windows

L. Di Puglia Pugliese (), D. Ferone (), P. Festa () and F. Guerriero ()
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L. Di Puglia Pugliese: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
D. Ferone: University of Calabria
P. Festa: University of Napoli Federico II
F. Guerriero: University of Calabria

Computational Optimization and Applications, 2022, vol. 83, issue 2, No 7, 593-614

Abstract: Abstract This paper studies a generalization of the shortest path tour problem with time windows (GSPTPTW). The aim is to find a single-origin single-destination shortest path, which has to pass through an ordered sequence of not necessarily disjoint node-subsets. Each node has a time window for each node-subset to which it belongs. We investigate the theoretical properties of GSPTPTW and propose a dynamic programming approach to solve it. Numerical results collected on a large set of new benchmark instances highlight the effectiveness of the proposed solution approach.

Keywords: Generalized shortest path tour problem; Disjoint subsets; Time windows; Dynamic programming (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.1007/s10589-022-00405-8

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