Aggregation and Non Aggregation Techniques for Large Facility Location Problems - a Survey

Chandra Ade Irawan, Said Salhi

Abstract: A facility location problem is concerned with determining the location of some useful facilities in such a way so to fulfill one or a few objective functions and constraints. We survey those problems where, in the presence of a large number of customers, some form of aggregation may be required. In addition, a review on conditional location problems where some (say q) facilities already exist in the study area is presented.