License
When quoting this document, please refer to the following
DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2014.25
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-47500
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4750/
Go to the corresponding OASIcs Volume Portal


Arkin, Esther M. ; Carmi, Paz ; Katz, Matthew J. ; Mitchell, Joseph S. B. ; Segal, Michael

Locating Battery Charging Stations to Facilitate Almost Shortest Paths

pdf-format:
p025-03-arkin.pdf (0.5 MB)


Abstract

We study a facility location problem motivated by requirements pertaining to the distribution of charging stations for electric vehicles: Place a minimum number of battery charging stations at a subset of nodes of a network, so that battery-powered electric vehicles will be able to move between destinations using "t-spanning" routes, of lengths within a factor t > 1 of the length of a shortest path, while having sufficient charging stations along the way. We give constant-factor approximation algorithms for minimizing the number of charging stations, subject to the t-spanning constraint. We study two versions of the problem, one in which the stations are required to support a single ride (to a single destination), and one in which the stations are to support multiple rides through a sequence of destinations, where the destinations are revealed one at a time.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{arkin_et_al:OASIcs:2014:4750,
  author =	{Esther M. Arkin and Paz Carmi and Matthew J. Katz and Joseph S. B. Mitchell and Michael Segal},
  title =	{{Locating Battery Charging Stations to Facilitate Almost Shortest Paths}},
  booktitle =	{14th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems},
  pages =	{25--33},
  series =	{OpenAccess Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-75-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2014},
  volume =	{42},
  editor =	{Stefan Funke and Mat{\'u}{\v{s}} Mihal{\'a}k},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2014/4750},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-47500},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2014.25},
  annote =	{Keywords: approximation algorithms; geometric spanners; transportation networks}
}

Keywords: approximation algorithms; geometric spanners; transportation networks
Seminar: 14th Workshop on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems
Issue Date: 2014
Date of publication: 09.09.2014


DROPS-Home | Fulltext Search | Imprint Published by LZI