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|Title:||Approximation Algorithms For K-level Stochastic Facility Location Problems|
|Abstract:||In the k-level facility location problem (FLP), we are given a set of facilities, each associated with one of k levels, and a set of clients. We have to connect each client to a chain of opened facilities spanning all levels, minimizing the sum of opening and connection costs. This paper considers the k-level stochastic FLP, with two stages, when the set of clients is only known in the second stage. There is a set of scenarios, each occurring with a given probability. A facility may be opened in any stage, however, the cost of opening a facility in the second stage depends on the realized scenario. The objective is to minimize the expected total cost. For the stage-constrained variant, when clients must be served by facilities opened in the same stage, we present a (Formula presented.)-approximation, improving on the 4-approximation by Wang et al. (Oper Res Lett 39(2):160–161, 2011) for each k. In the case with (Formula presented.), the algorithm achieves factors 2.56 and 2.78, resp., which improves the (Formula presented.)-approximation for (Formula presented.) by Wu et al. (Theor Comput Sci 562:213–226, 2015). For the non-stage-constrained version, we give the first approximation for the problem, achieving a factor of 3.495 for the case with (Formula presented.), and (Formula presented.) in general. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media New York|
Multilevel Facility Location Problem
|Editor:||Springer New York LLC|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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