Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium (GRADS)

Title

Joint Location and Dispatching Decisions for Emergency Medical Service Systems

Advisor

Héctor H. Toro Díaz

Document Type

Poster

Department

Industrial Engineering

Publication Date

Spring 2013

Abstract

We propose an optimization model for locating and dispatching ambulances. The model captures system busyness by using a queuing model with consideration for different dispatching policies. The model seeks to simultaneously find optimal location and dispatching policies, from different optimization perspectives including efficiency and fairness. A heuristic solution procedure is provided based on genetic algorithms (GAs) with an embedded hypercube queuing model. Several case studies including one with real-world data are presented.

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