Mixed Distribution Mode for Emergency Resources in Anti-bioterrorism System

  • Ming LiuEmail author
  • Jie Cao
  • Jing Liang
  • MingJun Chen


In this chapter, we construct a unique forecasting model for the demand of emergency resources based on the epidemic diffusion rule when suffering a bioterror attack. In what follows, we focus on how to deliver emergency resources to the epidemic areas. We find that both the pure point-to-point delivery mode and the pure multi-depot, multiple traveling salesmen delivery system are difficult to operate in an actual emergency situation. Thus, we propose a mixed-collaborative distribution mode, which can equilibrate the contradiction between these two pure modes. A special time window for the mixed-collaborative mode is designed. A genetic algorithm is adopted to solve the optimization model. To verify the validity and the feasibility of the mixed-collaborative mode, we compare it with these two pure distribution modes from both aspects of total distance and timeliness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Xuzhou University of TechnologyXuzhouChina
  3. 3.Nanjing Polytechnic InstituteNanjingChina
  4. 4.Affiliated Hospital of Jiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina

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