@article{Bock:170056,
title = {The School Bus Problem on Trees},
author = {Bock, Adrian Aloysius and Grant, Elyot and Könemann, Jochen and Sanità, Laura},
publisher = {Springer-Verlag Berlin},
journal = {Algorithms And Computation},
address = {Berlin},
volume = {7074},
series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
pages = {10. 10-19},
year = {2011},
abstract = {The School Bus Problem is an NP-hard vehicle routing problem in which the goal is to route buses that transport children to a school such that for each child, the distance travelled on the bus does not exceed the shortest distance from the child's home to the school by more than a given regret threshold. Subject to this constraint and bus capacity limit, the goal is to minimize the number of buses required. In this paper, we give a polynomial time 4-approximation algorithm when the children and school are located at vertices of a fixed tree. As a byproduct of our analysis, we show that the integrality gap of the natural set-cover formulation for this problem is also bounded by 4. We also present a constant approximation for the variant where we have a fixed number of buses to use, and the goal is to minimize the maximum regret.},
url = {http://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/170056},
}