Comparison of static ambulance location models

Pieter L. Van Den Berg, J. Theresia Van Essen, Eline J. Harderwijk

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Abstract

Over the years, several ambulance location models have been discussed in the literature. Most of these models have been further developed to take more complicated situations into account. However, the existing standard models have never been compared computationally according to the criteria used in practice. In this paper, we compare several ambulance location models on coverage and response time criteria. In addition to four standard ambulance location models from the literature, we also present two models that focus on average and expected response times. The computational results show that the Maximum Expected Covering Location Problem (MEXCLP) and the Expected Response Time Model (ERTM) perform the best over all considered criteria. However, as the computation times for ERTM are long, we advice to use the MEXCLP except when response times are more important than coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Logistics Operations Management, GOL 2016
EditorsAhmed El Hilali Alaoui, Jaouad Boukachour, Youssef Benadada
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467385718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2016
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Logistics Operations Management, GOL 2016 - Fes, Morocco
Duration: 23 May 201625 May 2016

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Logistics Operations Management, GOL 2016

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Logistics Operations Management, GOL 2016
Country/TerritoryMorocco
CityFes
Period23/05/1625/05/16

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