RETRACTED: An Efficient Metaheuristic Approach for the Multi-Period Technician Routing and Scheduling Problem
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief and of co authors W. R. Cherif-Khettaf and M. Mostefai, as the article is largely based on work presented previously at an international conference by the same authors.
The conference paper is:
A. Khattara, W. R. Cherif-Khettaf and M. Mostefai, "Variable neighborhood search procedures for the multi-period technician routing and scheduling problem", 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT), Spain, April 5-7, 2017
and the corresponding author of this submission was unaware of the publication of this conference's proceedings at the time of submission and review/publication of this paper.
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