Borndorfer R.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin |
Lobel A.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin |
Reuther M.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin |
Schlechte T.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin |
Weider S.,Konrad Zuse Zentrum Berlin
Public Transport | Year: 2013
We propose rapid branching (RB) as a general branch-and-bound heuristic for solving large scale optimization problems in traffic and transport. The key idea is to combine a special branching rule and a greedy node selection strategy in order to produce solutions of controlled quality rapidly and efficiently. We report on three successful applications of the method for integrated vehicle and crew scheduling, railway track allocation, and railway vehicle rotation planning. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.