Facility Location Under Uncertainty

  • Isabel CorreiaEmail author
  • Francisco Saldanha-da-Gama


This chapter covers some of the existing knowledge on facility location under uncertainty. The goal is to provide the reader with essential tools for modeling and tackling problems in the area. To a large extent, the focus is put on discrete facility location problems. Several issues related with uncertainty are discussed. A distinction is made between problems in the areas of robust optimization, stochastic programming and chance-constrained programming. The presentation is complemented with several other aspects of relevance such as multi-stage stochastic programming models, scenario generation, and solution techniques. Several well-known facility location problems are used throughout the chapter for illustrative purposes.


Robust optimization Stochastic programming Chance constraints 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Matemática e Centro de Matemática e Aplicações, Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Estatística e Investigação Operacional, Centro de Matemática, Aplicações Fundamentais e Investigação Operacional, Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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