Graph Fragmentation Problem for Natural Disaster Management

  • Natalia CastroEmail author
  • Graciela Ferreira
  • Franco Robledo
  • Pablo Romero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10710)


Natural disasters represent a threaten for the existence of human beings. Given its remarkable importance, operational researchers should contribute to provide rationale decisions.

In this paper we study a purely combinatorial problem that models management disasters, called Graph Fragmentation Problem, or GFP for short. The problem belongs to the \(\mathscr {NP}\)-Hard class. As corollary, finding the optimal protection scheme is prohibitive for large populations. First, we review the problem and its properties. Then, we introduce a mathematical programming formulation and exact resolution for small instances. Finally, we discuss feasible model extensions and trends for future work.



This work is partially supported by Project 395 CSIC I+D Sistemas Binarios Estocásticos Dinámicos.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia Castro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Graciela Ferreira
    • 1
  • Franco Robledo
    • 1
  • Pablo Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingeniería, Instituto de Matemática y Estadística IMERLUniversidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

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