Long-term planning versus short-term planning in the asymptotical location problem

Alessio Brancolini; Giuseppe Buttazzo; Filippo Santambrogio; Eugene Stepanov

ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations (2008)

  • Volume: 15, Issue: 3, page 509-524
  • ISSN: 1292-8119

Abstract

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Given the probability measure ν over the given region Ω n , we consider the optimal location of a set Σ composed by n points in Ω in order to minimize the average distance Σ Ω dist ( x , Σ ) d ν (the classical optimal facility location problem). The paper compares two strategies to find optimal configurations: the long-term one which consists in placing all n points at once in an optimal position, and the short-term one which consists in placing the points one by one adding at each step at most one point and preserving the configuration built at previous steps. We show that the respective optimization problems exhibit qualitatively different asymptotic behavior as n , although the optimization costs in both cases have the same asymptotic orders of vanishing.

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Brancolini, Alessio, et al. "Long-term planning versus short-term planning in the asymptotical location problem." ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations 15.3 (2008): 509-524. <http://eudml.org/doc/90924>.

@article{Brancolini2008,
abstract = { Given the probability measure ν over the given region $\Omega\subset \mathbb\{R\}^n$, we consider the optimal location of a set Σ composed by n points in Ω in order to minimize the average distance $\Sigma\mapsto \int_\Omega \mathrm\{dist\}\,(x,\Sigma)\,\{\rm d\}\nu$ (the classical optimal facility location problem). The paper compares two strategies to find optimal configurations: the long-term one which consists in placing all n points at once in an optimal position, and the short-term one which consists in placing the points one by one adding at each step at most one point and preserving the configuration built at previous steps. We show that the respective optimization problems exhibit qualitatively different asymptotic behavior as $n\to\infty$, although the optimization costs in both cases have the same asymptotic orders of vanishing. },
author = {Brancolini, Alessio, Buttazzo, Giuseppe, Santambrogio, Filippo, Stepanov, Eugene},
journal = {ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations},
keywords = {Location problem; facility location; Fermat-Weber problem; k-median problem; sequential allocation; average distance functional; optimal transportation; location problem; Fermat-weber problem; -median problem},
language = {eng},
month = {5},
number = {3},
pages = {509-524},
publisher = {EDP Sciences},
title = {Long-term planning versus short-term planning in the asymptotical location problem},
url = {http://eudml.org/doc/90924},
volume = {15},
year = {2008},
}

TY - JOUR
AU - Brancolini, Alessio
AU - Buttazzo, Giuseppe
AU - Santambrogio, Filippo
AU - Stepanov, Eugene
TI - Long-term planning versus short-term planning in the asymptotical location problem
JO - ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations
DA - 2008/5//
PB - EDP Sciences
VL - 15
IS - 3
SP - 509
EP - 524
AB - Given the probability measure ν over the given region $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, we consider the optimal location of a set Σ composed by n points in Ω in order to minimize the average distance $\Sigma\mapsto \int_\Omega \mathrm{dist}\,(x,\Sigma)\,{\rm d}\nu$ (the classical optimal facility location problem). The paper compares two strategies to find optimal configurations: the long-term one which consists in placing all n points at once in an optimal position, and the short-term one which consists in placing the points one by one adding at each step at most one point and preserving the configuration built at previous steps. We show that the respective optimization problems exhibit qualitatively different asymptotic behavior as $n\to\infty$, although the optimization costs in both cases have the same asymptotic orders of vanishing.
LA - eng
KW - Location problem; facility location; Fermat-Weber problem; k-median problem; sequential allocation; average distance functional; optimal transportation; location problem; Fermat-weber problem; -median problem
UR - http://eudml.org/doc/90924
ER -

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