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The over-constrained airport gate assignment problem. (English) Zbl 1075.90006
Summary: We study the over-constrained airport gate assignment problem where the objectives are to minimize the number of ungated flights and total walking distances or connection times. We first use a greedy algorithm to minimize ungated flights. Exchange moves are employed to facilitate the use of heuristics. Simulated annealing and a hybrid of simulated annealing and tabu search are used. Experimental results are good and exceed those previously obtained.

90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
90B40 Search theory
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
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