, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 47–59 | Cite as

Martins' algorithm revisited for multi-objective shortest path problems with a MaxMin cost function

  • Xavier GandibleuxEmail author
  • Frédéric Beugnies
  • Sabine Randriamasy


This paper presents a direct extension of the label setting algorithm proposed by Martins in 1984 for the shortest path problem with multiple objectives. This extended version computes all the efficient paths from a given source vertex, to all the other vertices of the network. The algorithm copes with problems in which the "cost values" associated with the network arcs are positive. The proposed extension can handle objective functions that are either of the "sum" type or of the "bottleneck" type. The main modifications to Martins' algorithm for multi-objective shortest path problems are linked to the dominance test and the procedure for identifying efficient paths. The algorithmic features are described and a didactic example is provided to illustrate the working principle. The results of numerical experiments concerning the number of efficient solutions produced and the CPU time consumed for several configurations of objectives, on a set of randomly generated networks, are also provided.


Multi-objective combinatorial optimization shortest path problem labelling algorithm. 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Gandibleux
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Frédéric Beugnies
    • 2
  • Sabine Randriamasy
    • 3
  1. 1.LINA - FRE CNRS 2729Université de NantesNantes cedex 03France
  2. 2.LAMIH-ROI - UMR CNRS 8530Université de ValenciennesValenciennes cedex 9France
  3. 3.ALCATEL R&I - ISR projectMarcoussisFrance

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