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Multi-vehicle Prize collecting arc routing for connectivity problem (2017)
Journal Article
Akbari, V., & Salman, F. S. (2017). Multi-vehicle Prize collecting arc routing for connectivity problem. Computers and Operations Research, 82, 52-68. doi:10.1016/j.cor.2017.01.007

For effective disaster response, roads should be cleared or repaired to provide accessibility and relief services to the affected people in shortest time. We study an arc routing problem that aims to regain the connectivity of the road network compon... Read More

Multi-vehicle Synchronized Arc Routing Problem to Restore Post-Disaster Network Connectivity (2016)
Journal Article
Akbari, V., & Salman, F. S. (2017). Multi-vehicle Synchronized Arc Routing Problem to Restore Post-Disaster Network Connectivity. European Journal of Operational Research, 257(2), 652-640. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2016.07.043

After a natural disaster roads can be damaged or blocked by debris, while bridges and viaducts may collapse. This commonly observed hazard causes some road sections to be closed and may even disconnect the road network. In the immediate disaster resp... Read More