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2009
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Solving the Euclidean Bounded Diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem by Clustering-Based (Meta-)Heuristics

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Solving the Euclidean Bounded Diameter Minimum Spanning Tree Problem by Clustering-Based (Meta-)Heuristics
The bounded diameter minimum spanning tree problem is an NP-hard combinatorial optimization problem arising in particular in network design. There exist various exact and metaheuristic approaches addressing this problem, whereas fast construction heuristics are primarily based on Prim’s minimum spanning tree algorithm and fail to produce reasonable solutions in particular on large Euclidean instances. In this work we present a method based on hierarchical clustering to guide the construction process of a diameter constrained tree. Solutions obtained are further refined using a greedy randomized adaptive search procedure. Especially on large Euclidean instances with a tight diameter bound the results are excellent. In this case the solution quality can also compete with that of a leading metaheuristic.
Martin Gruber, Günther R. Raidl
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where EUROCAST
Authors Martin Gruber, Günther R. Raidl
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