A mixed integer programming approach to reduce fuel load accumulation for prescribed burn planning

The increasing frequency of destructive wild land fires, with a consequent loss of life and property, has led to fire and land management agencies initiating extensive fuel management programs. This involves long-term scheduling of the location of fuel reduction activities such as prescribed burning or mechanical clearing. In this paper a Mixed Integer Programming (MIP) … Read more

A mixed integer programming approach for asset protection during escaped wildfires

Incident Management Teams (IMTs) are responsible for managing the response to wildfires. One of the IMT’s objectives is the protection of assets and infrastructure. In this paper we develop a mathematical model to assist IMTs in assigning resources to asset protection activities during escaped wildfires. We present a mixed integer programming model for resource allocation … Read more

The cooperative orienteering problem with time windows

In this we paper we define a new class of the team orienteering problem; the cooperative orienteering problem with time windows (COPTW). The COPTW is a generalisation of the TOPTW, which requires multiple vehicles to cooperatively collect the reward from a location. The COPTW is demonstrated with the aid of a wildfire scenario in South … Read more