Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 357–366 | Cite as

A globally convergent algorithm for the Euclidean multiplicity location problem

  • J. B. Rosen
  • Xue Guoliang 


The Euclidean single facility location problem (ESFL) and the Euclidean multiplicity location problem (EMFL) are two special nonsmooth convex programming problems which have attracted a large literature. For the ESFL problem, there are algorithms which converge both globally and quadratically. For the EMFL problem, there are some quadratically convergent algorithms, but for global convergence, they all need nontrivial assumptions on the problem.

In this paper, we present an algorithm for EMFL. With no assumption on the problem, it is proved that from any initial point, this algorithm generates a sequence of points which converges to the closed convex set of optimal solutions of EMFL.


Programming Problem Initial Point Location Problem Facility Location Global Convergence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Rosen
    • 1
  • Xue Guoliang 
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Operations ResearchQufu Normal UniversityQufuChina

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