Adaptive Search Techniques for Problems in Vehicle Routing,

Stefanie Kritzinger, Karl F. Doerner, Fabien Tricoire, Richard F. Hartl

Research in the field of vehicle routing is often focused on finding new ideas and concepts in the development of fast and efficient algorithms for an improved solution process. Early studies introduce static tailor-made strategies, but trends show that algorithms with generic adaptive policies - which emerged in the past years - are more efficient to solve complex vehicle routing problems. In this first part of the survey, we present an overview of recent literature dealing with adaptive or guided search techniques for problems in vehicle routing.