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Minimizing Movement in Mobile Facility Location Problems

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Minimizing Movement in Mobile Facility Location Problems
In the mobile facility location problem, which is a variant of the classical Uncapacitated Facility Location and kMedian problems, each facility and client is assigned to a start location in a metric graph and our goal is to find a destination node for each client and facility such that every client is sent to a node which is the destination of some facility. The quality of a solution can be measured either by the total distance clients and facilities travel or by the maximum distance traveled by any client or facility. As we show in this paper (by an approximation preserving reduction), the problem of minimizing the total movement of facilities and clients generalizes the classical k-median problem. The class of movement problems was introduced by Demaine et al. in SODA 2007 [8], where it was observed a simple 2approximation for the minimum maximum movement mobile facility location while an approximation for the minimum total movement variant and hardness results for both were left ...
Zachary Friggstad, Mohammad R. Salavatipour
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where FOCS
Authors Zachary Friggstad, Mohammad R. Salavatipour
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