Abdeslem Boukhtouta

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The main intent of this paper is to address the issue of middleware in network centric operations. To this end, we characterize a set of Information Technology capabilities that such a middleware should implement. Afterwards, we will discuss the design and architectural aspects of these capabilities. This will lead us to an efficient and practical decision(More)
We introduce a Multi-Point Stochastic Insertion Cost Gradient Descent (MuPSICGD) heuristic algorithm to solve multi-depot split-delivery vehicle routing problem (MDSD-VRP) through an innovative approach. We also describe two solution improvement techniques that can further enhance a fairly good solution. Our contribution is threefold: First we present a(More)
Efficient vehicle path planning in hostile environment to carry out rescue or tactical logistic missions remains very challenging. Most approaches reported so far rely on key assumptions and heuristic procedures to reduce problem complexity. In this paper, a new model is proposed to solve the discrete rescue path planning problem for a single agent(More)
Future military operations rely on increasingly complex joint and multinational environments. This calls for innovative concepts, doctrine, and technologies to support the emergence of new planning and execution systems that are more flexible, adaptive, interoperable, and responsive to a time-varying uncertain environment. The ability to conduct joint(More)
In this paper, we present a <i>strategyproof</i> mechanism design to tackle the multi-depot vehicle routing problem in multi-agent setting. In a <i>small-world</i> network environment (any node is connected to every other node through a short path) wherein different self-interested agencies are controlling their own vehicle fleets, we use an innovative game(More)
There are a number of sources of randomness that arise in military airlift operations. However, the cost of uncertainty can be difficult to estimate, and is easy to overestimate if we use simplistic decision rules. Using data from Canadian military airlift operations, we study the effect of uncertainty in customer demands as well as aircraft failures, on(More)