A data-thrifty approach to routing optimization

A data-thrifty approach to routing optimization

Fayolle, Thomas & De Landtsheer, Renaud & Ospina, Gustavo & Germeau, Fabian. (2021). A Data-thrifty Approach to Routing Optimization, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - ICORES, 433-437, 2021

Abstract: Solving a routing optimisation problem often requires to know the travel times between each pair of points of the problem. Usually, when solving a routing optimisation problem, the travel time is assumed to be constant.
However, in real life problems, it can vary a lot due to traffic jams, especially near big cities. Some map data providers can provide accurate travel time estimations, but the data are expensive and querying such a data provider is time consuming. In this paper, we present a method to solve the Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows (PDPTW) that reduces the number of calls to paid data providers while preserving the quality of the solution.

Keywords: Local Search, PDPTW, data, routing optimization, OscaR.cbls