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International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Contributions to Location Analysis

In Honor of Zvi Drezner’s 75th Birthday

Editors: Eiselt, H. A., Marianov, Vladimir (Eds.)

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  • Honors the father of location analysis
    Chapter authors bring developments that began with Drezner’s research completely up to date
    Editors are two of the best known scholars in the field

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This book is a volume in honor of Zvi Drezner’s 75th birthday. Professor Drezner is a leading scholar in location science. He received his BSc degree in Mathematics in 1965 and his PhD. in Computer Science ten years later, both from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. Since 1978 he has published in excess of 300 papers in refereed journals and books. He has received many honors, among them the University Outstanding Professor in 2005-6, the Outstanding Research Award (both from Cal State-Fullerton), the Location Analysis Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for Location Analysis, and was named a Lifetime Fellow in INFORMS.Zvi has worked in a variety of fields, but most prominently in continuous location models. His main contributions include a 1982 paper on competitive location analysis, which was the first contribution to formally use the von Stackelberg “leader-follower” concept in the plane, contributions in 1989 (along with many others) on the Weber problem, and work with Oded Berman on the p-median under uncertainty in 2008. He has also enriched the literature by many contributions that devise genetic algorithms and tabu search techniques (both heuristic algorithms), as well as global optimization techniques, such as the “big-triangle-small-triangle” method, applied to location problems.The chapters of the book have been chosen to provide readers with a large variety of topics in the field of location science, which normally are available only in many different specialist journals. In addition to easily approachable surveys, the contributions, written by the top specialists in the field, present the latest results as well.

About the authors

H. A. Eiselt is a Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. He joined the Faculty of Business Administration in 1986 and is a member of the Quantitative Methods Area. He teaches Quantitative Analysis and Location Theory in the BBA program. Dr. Eiselt received the UNB Merit Award in 1991 and 2016. He received the Faculty of Business Administration's Excellence in Research Award in 1998, 2003, and 2015 for outstanding performance across his career. He is Associate Editor of INFOR. He is also a member of the Advisory or Editorial Boards of Computers & Operations Research, and the International Journal of Operations, Quantitative Management. He has published 115 articles in scientific journals as well as ten books with Springer. His main interests are in the fields of location theory, decision analysis, and optimization. 
Vladimir Marianov is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of facility location and network design, as well as telecommunications. He has published over 75 papers on location of public services (schools, prisons, and landfills), location under congestion (bank branches, primary health services) and location of competitive facilities, including multipurpose shopping. He has co-edited several books, as well as authored several book chapters, on subjects including Location of Emergency Systems, Location in the Public Sector, Location of Jails, and Competitive Location. He is a member of the editorial or advisory boards of Computers & Operations Research, OR Spectrum and TOP. He received the biennial College of Engineering Award for Excellence in 2016.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • My Career and Contributions

    Pages 1-67

    Drezner, Zvi

  • Understanding the Weber Location Paradigm

    Pages 69-88

    Church, Richard L.

  • A General Framework for Local Search Applied to the Continuous p-Median Problem

    Pages 89-108

    Brimberg, J. (et al.)

  • Big Triangle Small Triangle Method for the Weber Problem on the Sphere

    Pages 109-123

    Suzuki, Atsuo

  • Integer Location Problems

    Pages 125-145

    Schöbel, Anita

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eBook $14.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19111-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19110-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contributions to Location Analysis
Book Subtitle
In Honor of Zvi Drezner’s 75th Birthday
Editors
  • H. A. Eiselt
  • Vladimir Marianov
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
281
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19111-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19111-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19110-8
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 370
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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