In the colourful travelling salesman problem (CTSP), given a graph G with a (not necessarily distinct) label (colour) assigned to each edge, a Hamiltonian tour with the minimum number of different labels is sought. The problem is a variant of the well-known Hamiltonian cycle problem and has potential applications in telecommunication networks, optical networks, and multimodal transportation networks, in which one aims to ensure connectivity or other properties by means of a limited number of connection types. We propose two new heuristics based on the deconstruction of a Hamiltonian tour into subpaths and their reconstruction into a new tour, as well as an adaptation of an existing approach. Extensive experimentation shows the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.

Comparison of heuristics for the colourful travelling salesman problem

RAICONI, ANDREA;CERULLI, Raffaele;GENTILI, Monica;
2013

Abstract

In the colourful travelling salesman problem (CTSP), given a graph G with a (not necessarily distinct) label (colour) assigned to each edge, a Hamiltonian tour with the minimum number of different labels is sought. The problem is a variant of the well-known Hamiltonian cycle problem and has potential applications in telecommunication networks, optical networks, and multimodal transportation networks, in which one aims to ensure connectivity or other properties by means of a limited number of connection types. We propose two new heuristics based on the deconstruction of a Hamiltonian tour into subpaths and their reconstruction into a new tour, as well as an adaptation of an existing approach. Extensive experimentation shows the effectiveness of the proposed approaches.
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