Location Science

  • Gilbert Laporte
  • Stefan Nickel
  • Francisco Saldanha da Gama

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gilbert Laporte, Stefan Nickel, Francisco Saldanha da Gama
    Pages 1-18
  3. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Mark S. Daskin, Kayse Lee Maass
      Pages 21-45
    3. Elena Fernández, Mercedes Landete
      Pages 47-77
    4. Hatice Calik, Martine Labbé, Hande Yaman
      Pages 79-92
    5. Sergio García, Alfredo Marín
      Pages 93-114
    6. Emilio Carrizosa, Boglárka G.-Tóth
      Pages 115-132
  4. Advanced Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Isabel Correia, Francisco Saldanha da Gama
      Pages 177-203
    3. Stefan Nickel, Justo Puerto, Antonio M. Rodríguez-Chía
      Pages 205-247
    4. Justo Puerto, Antonio M. Rodríguez-Chía
      Pages 249-288
    5. Stefan Nickel, Francisco Saldanha da Gama
      Pages 289-310
    6. Ivan Contreras
      Pages 311-344
    7. Zvi Drezner
      Pages 345-363
    8. H. A. Eiselt, Vladimir Marianov, Tammy Drezner
      Pages 365-398
    9. Maria Albareda-Sambola
      Pages 399-418
    10. Sibel A. Alumur, Bahar Y. Kara, M. Teresa Melo
      Pages 419-441
    11. Oded Berman, Dmitry Krass
      Pages 443-486
    12. Richard L. Francis, Timothy J. Lowe
      Pages 487-506
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Giuseppe Bruno, Ioannis Giannikos
      Pages 509-536
    3. Bernard Fortz
      Pages 537-554
    4. Evrim Didem Güneş, Stefan Nickel
      Pages 555-579
    5. Gilbert Laporte, Juan A. Mesa
      Pages 581-594
    6. Jörg Kalcsics
      Pages 595-622
    7. Maria Paola Scaparra, Richard L. Church
      Pages 623-642
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 643-644

About this book


This comprehensive and clearly structured book presents essential information on modern Location Science. The book is divided into three parts: basic concepts, advanced concepts and applications. Written by the most respected specialists in the field and thoroughly reviewed by the editors, it first lays out the fundamental problems in Location Science and provides the reader with basic background information on location theory. Part II covers advanced models and concepts, broadening and expanding on the content presented in Part I. It provides the reader with important tools to help them understand and solve real-world location problems. Part III is dedicated to linking Location Science with other areas like GIS, telecommunications, healthcare, rapid transit networks, districting problems and disaster events, presenting a wide range of applications. This part enables the reader to understand the role of facility location in such areas, as well as to learn how to handle realistic location problems.

The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications involving location problems and models. It is also suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on facility location.


Coverage Distance Minimization Location Optimization Spatial Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Laporte
    • 1
  • Stefan Nickel
    • 2
  • Francisco Saldanha da Gama
    • 3
  1. 1.HEC MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Operations Research (IOR)Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.DEIO-FCULUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13110-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13111-5
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