# Robust Emergency Medical System Design as a Multi-objective Goal Programming Problem

### Marek Kvet

#### Abstract

The main goal of this paper is to introduce and compare three different mathematical modelling approaches to robust emergency medical service system design. The idea of system robustness follows from the necessity of making the system resistant to various detrimental events, which may unexpectedly occur in the associated transportation network and thus negatively affect service. Such viewpoint is important mainly in different kinds of public service systems including rescue services, in which time necessary for service delivery plays a very important role. While the standard method of robust system designing takes into account only the worst possible situation considering the set of detrimental scenarios, suggested modeling approaches compute a separate objective function value for each scenario and then a special constraint is added to the original mathematical model. This way, an epsilon-constraint principle to the problem solution is applied. In this paper, numerical experiments to study the performance characteristics of suggested solving methods accompany the theoretical explanation of all presented models.

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Kvet M. (2021). **Robust Emergency Medical System Design as a Multi-objective Goal Programming Problem**.In *Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,* ISBN 978-989-758-485-5, pages 21-28. DOI: 10.5220/0010179600210028

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@conference{icores21,

author={Marek Kvet},

title={Robust Emergency Medical System Design as a Multi-objective Goal Programming Problem},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},

year={2021},

pages={21-28},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0010179600210028},

isbn={978-989-758-485-5},

}

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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,

TI - Robust Emergency Medical System Design as a Multi-objective Goal Programming Problem

SN - 978-989-758-485-5

AU - Kvet M.

PY - 2021

SP - 21

EP - 28

DO - 10.5220/0010179600210028