A Branch-and-Bound Algorithm for the Close-Enough Traveling Salesman Problem

This paper deals with the Close-Enough Traveling Salesman Problem (CETSP). In the CETSP, rather than visiting the vertex (customer) itself, the salesman must visit a specific region containing such vertex. To solve this problem, we propose a simple yet effective exact algorithm, based on Branch-and-Bound and Second Order Cone Programming (SOCP). The… CONTINUE READING