A Simulation-Based Approach to the Vehicle Routing Problem
S. Vonolfen, S. Wagner, A. Beham, M. Kofler, M. Affenzeller, E. Lengauer, M. Scheucher - A Simulation-Based Approach to the Vehicle Routing Problem - 22nd European Modeling and Simulation Symposium EMSS 2010, Fes, Morocco, 2010, pp. 363-368
In this work a simulation-based approach to the vehicle routing problem is presented. The simulation system is used to examine different problem environments and to optimize scenarios based on a generic domain model. Using the simulation environment, a concrete practical transport logistic problem scenario is modeled and the simulation is coupled to the HeuristicLab optimization framework.