A polynomial algorithm for the p-centdian problem on a tree

Arie Tamir*, Dionisio Pérez-Brito, José A. Moreno-Pérez

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Abstract

The most common problems studied in network location theory are the p-median and the p-center models. The p-median problem on a network is concerned with the location of p points (medians) on the network, such that the total (weighted) distance of all the nodes to their respective nearest points is minimized. The p-center problem is concerned with the location of p-points (centers) on the network, such that the maximum (weighted) distance of all the nodes to their respective nearest points is minimized. To capture more real-world problems and obtain a good way to trade-off minisum (efficiency) and minimax (equity) approaches, Halpern introduced the centdian model, where the objective is to minimize a convex combination of the objective functions of the center and the median problems. In this paper, we studied the p-centdian problem on tree networks and present the first polynomial time algorithm for this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalNetworks
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1998

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