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Designing difficult office space allocation problem instances with mathematical programming

Ulker, Ozgur; Landa-Silva, Dario

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Ozgur Ulker



Abstract

Office space allocation (OSA) refers to the assignment of room space to a set of entities (people, machines, roles, etc.), with the goal of optimising the space utilisation while satisfying a set of additional constraints. In this paper, a mathematical programming approach is developed to model and generate test instances for this difficult and important combinatorial optimisation problem. Systematic experimentation is then carried out to study the difficulty of the generated test instances when the parameters for adjusting space misuse (overuse and underuse) and constraint violations are subject to variation. The results show that the difficulty of solving OSA problem instances can be greatly affected by the value of these parameters.

Publication Date May 1, 2011
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation Ulker, O., & Landa-Silva, D. (2011). Designing difficult office space allocation problem instances with mathematical programming
Keywords Space planning, problem formulation, mathematical programming, exact algorithms
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-20662-7_24
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Experimental algorithms : 10th International Symposium, SEA 2011, Kolimpari, Chania, Crete, Greece, May 5-7, 2011 : proceedings / Panos M. Pardalos, Steffen Rebennack (eds.). Berlin : Springer, c2011. Lecture notes in computer science, v. 6633, p. 280-291. ISBN 9783642206610
doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-20662-7_24

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