An interactive evolutionary algorithm for the multiobjective relocation problem with partial coverage

Orbay, Berk
In this study, a bi-objective capacitated facility location problem is presented which includes partial coverage concept and relocation of facility nodes. In partial coverage, a predefined distance between a demand node and a facility node is assumed to be fully covered. After the predefined distance, the service level commences to decay linearly. The problem is designed to consider the existence of already functioning facility nodes. It is allowed to close these existing facilities and open new facilities in potential sites. However, existing facility nodes are strongly favored against new facility nodes. The objectives are the maximization of the weighted total coverage and the minimization of number of facility nodes. A novel interactive multi-objective evolutionary algorithm is proposed to solve this problem, I-TREA. I-TREA is originated from NSGA-II and designed for interactive methods benefiting from quality infeasible solutions. The performance of I-TREA is benchmarked with a modified version of NSGA-II on randomly generated problems with various sizes and utility functions.


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Citation Formats
B. Orbay, “An interactive evolutionary algorithm for the multiobjective relocation problem with partial coverage,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.