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An agent-based framework for solving an equity location problem

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Agent-Based Models have been recently proposed for solving optimization problems as an alternative to classical optimization methodologies or in combination with them; in particular this approach is useful when the considered problem is defined on a domain that is, to some extent, distributed, complex and heterogeneous. In this paper, we present an adaptation of a general Agent-Based framework for modeling and solving a location problem where the objective function is a measure of “equity” from the demand points to the set of facilities (the Gini Coefficient). We present some computational results confirming the suitability and the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgent and multi-agent systems: technologies and applications
EditorsJ. O'Shea, N. Nguyen, K. Crockett, R. Howlett, L. Jain
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages486-494
Number of pages9
Volume6682
Edition6682
ISBN (Print)9783642219993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event5th KES international conference on Agent and multi-agent systems: technologies and applications - Manchester
Duration: 29 Jun 20111 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
PublisherSpringer Veralg
Number6682
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference5th KES international conference on Agent and multi-agent systems: technologies and applications
Period29/06/111/07/11

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