Graph based approach to the minimum hub problem in transportation network
Jan Owsiński, Jarosław Stańczak, Aleksy Barski, Krzysztof Sęp, Piotr Sapiecha
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 1641–1648 (2015)
Abstract. In this paper we consider a hub location problem in a real multimodal public transportation network. This problem is also known as the park-and-ride problem. Hubs stations are special facilities that serve as switches in such a network. In practice the set of hubs has a strategic importance, because all of the traffic that passes through the network can be controlled by these elements. From the theoretical point of view, the minimal hub problem is NP hard. Two different approaches to this problem are presented. The first group of methods bases on the greedy algorithms. In the second group the evolutionary strategy is used. The computational results for these algorithms proved a significant efficiency, what can be clearly expressed in terms of an input data reduction and also in quality measure values for the obtained solutions of this problem.