Journal of Global Optimization

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 209–227 | Cite as

A D.C. optimization method for single facility location problems

  • Hoang Tuy
  • Faiz Al-Khayyal
  • Fangjun Zhou


The single facility location problem with general attraction and repulsion functions is considered. An algorithm based on a representation of the objective function as the difference of two convex (d.c.) functions is proposed. Convergence to a global solution of the problem is proven and extensive computational experience with an implementation of the procedure is reported for up to 100,000 points. The procedure is also extended to solve conditional and limited distance location problems. We report on limited computational experiments on these extensions.

Key words

Facility location d.c optimization global optimization nondifferentiable optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoang Tuy
    • 1
  • Faiz Al-Khayyal
    • 2
  • Fangjun Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsBo Ho, HanoiVietnam
  2. 2.School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta

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