Shortest Path Problems with Resource Constraints

  • Stefan Irnich
  • Guy Desaulniers

Abstract

In most vehicle routing and crew scheduling applications solved by column generation, the subproblem corresponds to a shortest path problem with resource constraints (SPPRC) or one of its variants.

This chapter proposes a classification and a generic formulation for the SPPRCs, briefly discusses complex modeling issues involving resources, and presents the most commonly used SPPRC solution methods. First and foremost, it provides a comprehensive survey on the subject.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Irnich
    • 1
  • Guy Desaulniers
    • 2
  1. 1.RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
  2. 2.École Polytechnique and GERADCanada

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