AutoDecS (Automated Decision Support for Facility Location Problems) PED 2022-2024

Abstract: The Romanian government has proposed itself an ambitious program about infrastructures: ranging from the development of the highway network throughout the country to the building of new crucial facilities such as schools and hospitals. Successful completion of this program requires solving the difficult problem of rightfully choosing the location for these new facilities. We propose ourselves to design (and test) a fully functional prototype for solving facility location problems based on our past algorithmic expertise in this area. The prototype would account for the specificities of Romanian national infrastructure topologies in order to gain in efficiency.

Nevertheless, the properties needed for our algorithms to be valid are sufficiently general so that they could applied to a great deal of different topologies with only slight code changes and no loss in efficiency. This latest feature, we believe, could be of importance for future, more advanced, industrial applications.