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Course MAT-51-11-K-7

Planar Location Theory (4V+2U, 9.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 9.0 CP 186 h
4 V Lecture 56 h
2 U Exercise class (in small groups) 28 h
(4V+2U) 9.0 CP 84 h 186 h


CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [MAT-OPT] Optimisation
Additional informations
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


The basics of planar location theory will be acquired. Current research topics, in which the students can play an active role, will be introduced in the last part of the course.

The following topics are treated:

  • classification of location problems,
  • theory and simulation algorithms depending on the distance functions,
  • location problems with restrictions and barriers,
  • multicriteria location problems,
  • advanced location models and research topics.


  • H. Hamacher: Mathematische Lösungsverfahren für planare Standortprobleme,
  • R.F. Love, J.G. Morris, G.O. Wesolowski: Facilities location,
  • R.L. Francis, F. McGinnis, J.A. White: Facility Layout and location,
  • S. Nickel, J. Puerto: Location Theory: A Unified Approach.


Further literature will be announced in the lecture.


Registration for the exercise classes via the online administration system URM (

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Depending on the focus, additional knowledge from the course [MAT-50-11-K-4] is required.


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MAT-51-11-K-7]

Module Name Context
[MAT-51-11-M-7] Planar Location Theory P: Obligatory 4V+2U, 9.0 LP