Keywords: emergency logistics, immune algorithm, evolutionary algorithms, transport integration, integer linear programming, immune clonal selection algorithm, transport scheduling, emergency relief, emergency aid, emergency management, emergency response
Integral transport scheduling in emergency relief based on an immune evolutionary algorithm
The integral transport scheduling problem in emergency relief is studied with the following features: simultaneous transport of people and resources, integral forward and reverse transport, matching between scattered vehicles and demands. The proposed solution has two stages: first, feasible paths are generated by an exact algorithm and an immune evolutionary algorithm, all based on an open path optimisation algorithm; secondly, an integer linear programming model is designed to choose a set of paths from the set of feasible paths. The approach can be extended to be a part of integral logistics systems with scattered transport services and demands.