Location, Pricing and the Problem of Apollonius

Andre Berger, Alexander Grigoriev, Artem Panin, Andrej Winokurow

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Abstract

In euclidean plane geometry, apollonius’ problem is to construct a circle in a plane that is tangent to three given circles. We will use a solution to this ancient problem to solve several versions of the following geometric optimization problem. Given is a set of customers located in the plane, each having a demand for a product and a budget. A customer is satisfied if her total, travel and purchase, costs do not exceed her budget. The task is to determine location of production facilities in the plane and one price for the product such that the revenue generated from the satisfied customers is maximized.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscrete Optimization and Operations Research
EditorsYury Kochetov, Michael Khachay, Vladimir Beresnev, Evgeni A. Nurminski, Panos M. Pardalos
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer
Pages563-569
Volume9869
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44913-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2016
Event Discrete Optimization and Operations Research - Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 Sep 201623 Dec 2016
Conference number: 9th
http://math.nsc.ru/conference/door/2016/

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume9869

Conference

Conference Discrete Optimization and Operations Research
Abbreviated titleDOOR 2016
CountryRussian Federation
CityVladivostok
Period19/09/1623/12/16
Internet address

Keywords

  • pricing problem
  • facility location
  • Apollonius' problem
  • complexity
  • exact algorithm

Research Output

An efficient algorithm for the single facility location problem with polyhedral norms and disk-shaped demand regions

Berger, A., Grigoriev, A. & Winokurow, A., Dec 2017, In : Computational Optimization and Applications. 68, 3, p. 661–669 9 p.

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Berger, A., Grigoriev, A., Panin, A., & Winokurow, A. (2016). Location, Pricing and the Problem of Apollonius. In Y. Kochetov, M. Khachay, V. Beresnev, E. A. Nurminski, & P. M. Pardalos (Eds.), Discrete Optimization and Operations Research (Vol. 9869, pp. 563-569). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol.. 9869 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44914-2_44