American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

• Previous Article
Circulant tensors with applications to spectral hypergraph theory and stochastic process
• JIMO Home
• This Issue
• Next Article
Ant colony optimization for optimum service times in a Bernoulli schedule vacation interruption queue with balking and reneging
October  2016, 12(4): 1215-1225. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2016.12.1215

Simulation and optimization of ant colony optimization algorithm for the stochastic uncapacitated location-allocation problem

 1 Business Administration Department, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait 2 Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, United States 3 Department of Civil Engineering, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon

Received  March 2014 Revised  October 2015 Published  January 2016

This study proposes a novel methodology towards using ant colony optimization ($ACO$) with stochastic demand. In particular, an optimization-simulation-optimization approach is used to solve the Stochastic uncapacitated location-allocation problem with an unknown number of facilities, and an objective of minimizing the fixed and transportation costs. $ACO$ is modeled using discrete event simulation to capture the randomness of customers' demand, and its objective is to optimize the costs. On the other hand, the simulated $ACO$'s parameters are also optimized to guarantee superior solutions. This approach's performance is evaluated by comparing its solutions to the ones obtained using deterministic data. The results show that simulation was able to identify better facility allocations where the deterministic solutions would have been inadequate due to the real randomness of customers' demands.
Citation: Jean-Paul Arnaout, Georges Arnaout, John El Khoury. Simulation and optimization of ant colony optimization algorithm for the stochastic uncapacitated location-allocation problem. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2016, 12 (4) : 1215-1225. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2016.12.1215
References:

show all references

References:
 [1] Christina Surulescu, Nicolae Surulescu. Modeling and simulation of some cell dispersion problems by a nonparametric method. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2011, 8 (2) : 263-277. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2011.8.263 [2] Yila Bai, Haiqing Zhao, Xu Zhang, Enmin Feng, Zhijun Li. The model of heat transfer of the arctic snow-ice layer in summer and numerical simulation. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2005, 1 (3) : 405-414. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2005.1.405 [3] Ardeshir Ahmadi, Hamed Davari-Ardakani. A multistage stochastic programming framework for cardinality constrained portfolio optimization. Numerical Algebra, Control & Optimization, 2017, 7 (3) : 359-377. doi: 10.3934/naco.2017023 [4] Luke Finlay, Vladimir Gaitsgory, Ivan Lebedev. Linear programming solutions of periodic optimization problems: approximation of the optimal control. Journal of Industrial & Management Optimization, 2007, 3 (2) : 399-413. doi: 10.3934/jimo.2007.3.399 [5] Alexandr Mikhaylov, Victor Mikhaylov. Dynamic inverse problem for Jacobi matrices. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2019, 13 (3) : 431-447. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2019021 [6] Armin Lechleiter, Tobias Rienmüller. Factorization method for the inverse Stokes problem. Inverse Problems & Imaging, 2013, 7 (4) : 1271-1293. doi: 10.3934/ipi.2013.7.1271 [7] Chin-Chin Wu. Existence of traveling wavefront for discrete bistable competition model. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2011, 16 (3) : 973-984. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2011.16.973 [8] Matthias Erbar, Jan Maas. Gradient flow structures for discrete porous medium equations. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2014, 34 (4) : 1355-1374. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2014.34.1355 [9] Hildeberto E. Cabral, Zhihong Xia. Subharmonic solutions in the restricted three-body problem. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 1995, 1 (4) : 463-474. doi: 10.3934/dcds.1995.1.463 [10] Hong Seng Sim, Wah June Leong, Chuei Yee Chen, Siti Nur Iqmal Ibrahim. Multi-step spectral gradient methods with modified weak secant relation for large scale unconstrained optimization. Numerical Algebra, Control & Optimization, 2018, 8 (3) : 377-387. doi: 10.3934/naco.2018024 [11] Paula A. González-Parra, Sunmi Lee, Leticia Velázquez, Carlos Castillo-Chavez. A note on the use of optimal control on a discrete time model of influenza dynamics. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2011, 8 (1) : 183-197. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2011.8.183 [12] Ronald E. Mickens. Positivity preserving discrete model for the coupled ODE's modeling glycolysis. Conference Publications, 2003, 2003 (Special) : 623-629. doi: 10.3934/proc.2003.2003.623 [13] J. Frédéric Bonnans, Justina Gianatti, Francisco J. Silva. On the convergence of the Sakawa-Shindo algorithm in stochastic control. Mathematical Control & Related Fields, 2016, 6 (3) : 391-406. doi: 10.3934/mcrf.2016008 [14] Diana Keller. Optimal control of a linear stochastic Schrödinger equation. Conference Publications, 2013, 2013 (special) : 437-446. doi: 10.3934/proc.2013.2013.437 [15] Seung-Yeal Ha, Dongnam Ko, Chanho Min, Xiongtao Zhang. Emergent collective behaviors of stochastic kuramoto oscillators. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2020, 25 (3) : 1059-1081. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2019208 [16] María J. Garrido-Atienza, Bohdan Maslowski, Jana  Šnupárková. Semilinear stochastic equations with bilinear fractional noise. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - B, 2016, 21 (9) : 3075-3094. doi: 10.3934/dcdsb.2016088 [17] Michel Chipot, Mingmin Zhang. On some model problem for the propagation of interacting species in a special environment. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2020  doi: 10.3934/dcds.2020401 [18] Fritz Gesztesy, Helge Holden, Johanna Michor, Gerald Teschl. The algebro-geometric initial value problem for the Ablowitz-Ladik hierarchy. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2010, 26 (1) : 151-196. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2010.26.151 [19] Gloria Paoli, Gianpaolo Piscitelli, Rossanno Sannipoli. A stability result for the Steklov Laplacian Eigenvalue Problem with a spherical obstacle. Communications on Pure & Applied Analysis, 2021, 20 (1) : 145-158. doi: 10.3934/cpaa.2020261 [20] Alexey Yulin, Alan Champneys. Snake-to-isola transition and moving solitons via symmetry-breaking in discrete optical cavities. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - S, 2011, 4 (5) : 1341-1357. doi: 10.3934/dcdss.2011.4.1341

2019 Impact Factor: 1.366