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This paper explores the network design problem with relays considering network survivability. This problem arises in telecommunications and logistic systems. The design problem involves selecting two edge-disjoint paths between source and destination node pairs and determining the location of the relays in the network to minimize the network cost. A constraint is imposed on the distance that a signal or commodity can travel in the network without being processed by a relay. An efficient and effective meta-heuristic approach is proposed to solve large sized problems and compared with construction heuristics and an exact approach run for up to 24 hours using CPLEX.
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