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A multi-period double coverage approach for locating the emergency medical service stations in Istanbul

Başar, Ayfer and Çatay, Bülent and Ünlüyurt, Tonguç (2011) A multi-period double coverage approach for locating the emergency medical service stations in Istanbul. Journal of The Operational Research Society, 62 (4). pp. 627-637. ISSN 0160-5682

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jors.2010.5

Abstract

We consider the multi-period location planning problem of emergency medical service (EMS) stations. Our objective is to maximize the total population serviced by two distinct stations within two different response time limits over a multi-period planning horizon. Our aim is to provide a backup station in case no ambulance is available in the closer station and to develop a strategic plan that spans multiple periods. In order to solve this problem, we propose a Tabu Search approach. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach on randomly generated data.We also implement our approach to the case of Istanbul to determine the locations of EMS stations in the metropolitan area.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:maximal covering; multi-period backup double covering; Tabu Search
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:16398
Deposited By:Tonguç Ünlüyurt
Deposited On:10 Mar 2011 11:51
Last Modified:25 May 2011 14:15

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