A Constraint-Based Model for Fast Post-Disaster Emergency Vehicle Routing

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Abstract
Disasters like terrorist attacks, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcano eruptions are usually unpredictable events that affect a high number of people. We propose an approach that could be used as a decision support tool for a post-disaster response that allows the assignment of victims to hospitals and organizes their transportation via emergency vehicles. By exploiting the synergy between Mixed Integer Programming and Constraint Programming techniques, we are able to compute the routing of the vehicles so as to rescue much more victims than both heuristic based and complete approaches in a very reasonable time.
Year of Publication
2013
Journal
International Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
Volume
2
Issue
Regular Issue
Number
4
Number of Pages
67-75
Date Published
12/2013
ISSN Number
1989-1660
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http://www.ijimai.org/journal/sites/default/files/files/2013/10/ijimai20132_4_8_pdf_21464.pdf
DOI
10.9781/ijimai.2013.248
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