An Optimized Delivery System Model in Order to Zero Ebola Cases
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- Immune algorithm; Graph theory; Medicine delivery system
Based on the graph theory and immune algorithm, this paper produces a medicine delivery system in West Africa where the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak takes place. Firstly, the delivery destinations where vaccine or drug is badly needed are selected using the map of cumulative cases in different regions. Then the problem how to determine locations of distribution centers is transformed into a goal programming problem. In this model, object is defined as the minimum cost of delivery transport. The cost is calculated by the product of needed vaccine or drug in each destination and the distance from this destination to its potential delivery center. Finally, the goal programming problem is solved by immune algorithm. This model can also be used in other similar cases where such an optimized delivery system is needed urgently.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaofei Cui PY - 2015/06 DA - 2015/06 TI - An Optimized Delivery System Model in Order to Zero Ebola Cases BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Electrical, Computer Engineering and Electronics PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1444 EP - 1447 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icecee-15.2015.270 DO - 10.2991/icecee-15.2015.270 ID - Cui2015/06 ER -