Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Ding-Zhu Du
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792359240
Release Date: 1999-10-31
Genre: Computers

This volume can be considered as a supplementary volume to the major three-volume Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization published by Kluwer. It can also be regarded as a stand-alone volume which presents chapters dealing with various aspects of the subject including optimization problems and algorithmic approaches for discrete problems. Audience: All those who use combinatorial optimization methods to model and solve problems.

Differential Evolution A Handbook for Global Permutation Based Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Godfrey C. Onwubolu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540921509
Release Date: 2009-01-13
Genre: Computers

This is the first book devoted entirely to Differential Evolution (DE) for global permutative-based combinatorial optimization. Since its original development, DE has mainly been applied to solving problems characterized by continuous parameters. This means that only a subset of real-world problems could be solved by the original, classical DE algorithm. This book presents in detail the various permutative-based combinatorial DE formulations by their initiators in an easy-to-follow manner, through extensive illustrations and computer code. It is a valuable resource for professionals and students interested in DE in order to have full potentials of DE at their disposal as a proven optimizer. All source programs in C and Mathematica programming languages are downloadable from the website of Springer.

Kombinatorische Optimierung

Author: Bernhard Korte
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642254017
Release Date: 2012-05-04
Genre: Mathematics

Das umfassende Lehrbuch zur Kombinatorischen Optimierung beruht auf Vorlesungen, die die Autoren an der Universität Bonn gehalten haben. Sie geben den neuesten Stand des Fachgebiets wieder – mit Schwerpunkt auf theoretischen Resultaten und Algorithmen mit guten Laufzeiten und Ergebnissen. Der Band enthält vollständige Beweise, einige davon wurden bisher nicht in der Lehrbuchliteratur publiziert. Die deutschsprachige Neuauflage enthält alle Ergänzungen und Aktualisierungen der 5. englischsprachigen Auflage, darunter mehr als 60 neue Übungsaufgaben.

Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Alexander Schrijver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540443894
Release Date: 2003-02-12
Genre: Business & Economics

From the reviews: "About 30 years ago, when I was a student, the first book on combinatorial optimization came out referred to as "the Lawler" simply. I think that now, with this volume Springer has landed a coup: "The Schrijver". The box is offered for less than 90.- EURO, which to my opinion is one of the best deals after the introduction of this currency." OR-Spectrum

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Michael Jünger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540321026
Release Date: 2005-05-18
Genre: Computers

Since its start in 1990, the IPCO conference series (held under the auspices of theMathematicalProgrammingSociety)hasbecomeanimportantforumforthe presentation of recent results in Integer Programming and Combinatorial Op- mization. This volume compiles the papers presented at IPCO XI, the eleventh conference in this series, held June 8–10, 2005, at the Technische Universit ̈ at Berlin. The high interest in this conference series is evident in the large number of submissions. For IPCO XI, 119 extended abstracts of up to 10 pages were submitted. During its meeting on January 29–30, 2005, the Program Committee carefully selected 34 contributions for presentation in non-parallel sessions at the conference. The ?nal choices were not easy at all, since, due to the limited number of time slots, many very good papers could not be accepted. During the selection process the contributions were refereed according to the standards of refereed conferences. As a result of this procedure, you have in your hands a volume that contains papers describing high-quality research e?orts. The page limit for contributions to this proceedings volume was set to 15. You may ?nd full versions of the papers in scienti?c journals in the near future. We thank all the authors who submitted papers. Furthermore, the Program Committee is indebted to the many reviewers who, with their speci?c expertise, helped a lot in making the decisions.

Local Search in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Emile Aarts
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691115222
Release Date: 2003-08-03
Genre: Computers

In the past three decades, local search has grown from a simple heuristic idea into a mature field of research in combinatorial optimization that is attracting ever-increasing attention. Local search is still the method of choice for NP-hard problems as it provides a robust approach for obtaining high-quality solutions to problems of a realistic size in reasonable time. Local Search in Combinatorial Optimization covers local search and its variants from both a theoretical and practical point of view, each topic discussed by a leading authority. This book is an important reference and invaluable source of inspiration for students and researchers in discrete mathematics, computer science, operations research, industrial engineering, and management science. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Mihalis Yannakakis, Craig A. Tovey, Jan H. M. Korst, Peter J. M. van Laarhoven, Alain Hertz, Eric Taillard, Dominique de Werra, Heinz Mühlenbein, Carsten Peterson, Bo Söderberg, David S. Johnson, Lyle A. McGeoch, Michel Gendreau, Gilbert Laporte, Jean-Yves Potvin, Gerard A. P. Kindervater, Martin W. P. Savelsbergh, Edward J. Anderson, Celia A. Glass, Chris N. Potts, C. L. Liu, Peichen Pan, Iiro Honkala, and Patric R. J. Östergård.

Combinatorial Optimization and Applications

Author: Ding-Zhu Du
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642020254
Release Date: 2009-05-25
Genre: Computers

TheThirdAnnualInternationalConferenceonCombinatorialOptimizationand Applications, COCOA2009, tookplace in Huangshan, China, June 10 12,2009. Past COCOA conferences were held in Xi an, China (2007) and Newfoundland, Canada (2008). COCOA2009providedaforumforresearchersworkingintheareasofcom- natorial optimization and its applications. In addition to theoretical results, the conference is particularly focused on recent works on experimental and applied research of general algorithmic interest. The Program Committee received 103 submissions from 17 countries and regions: Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and USA. Among the 103 submissions, 50 papers were selected for presentation at the conference and are included in this volume. Some of these will be selected for publicationinaspecialissueofJournalof Combinatorial Optimization, aspecial issue of Theoretical Computer Science, and a special issue of Discrete Mat- matics, Algorithms and Applications under the standard refereeing procedure. In addition to the selected papers, the conference also included one invited p- sentation by Panos M. Pardalos (University of Florida, USA). We thank the authors for submitting their papers to the conference. We are grateful to the members of the Program Committee and the external referees for their work within demanding time constraints. We thank the Organizing Committee for their contribution to make the conference a success. We also thank Donghyun Kim for helping us create and update the conference website and maintain the Springer Online Conference Service system."

Surveys in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: S. Martello
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080872433
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Mathematics

A collection of papers surveying recent progress in the field of Combinatorial Optimization. Topics examined include theoretical and computational aspects (Boolean Programming, Probabilistic Analysis of Algorithms, Parallel Computer Models and Combinatorial Algorithms), well-known combinatorial problems (such as the Linear Assignment Problem, the Quadratic Assignment Problem, the Knapsack Problem and Steiner Problems in Graphs) and more applied problems (such as Network Synthesis and Dynamic Network Optimization, Single Facility Location Problems on Networks, the Vehicle Routing Problem and Scheduling Problems).

Applications of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118600115
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Genre: Mathematics

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area,lying in the interface of three major scientific domains:mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimization series aimsto cover a wide range of topics in this area. These topics alsodeal with fundamental notions and approaches as with severalclassical applications of combinatorial optimization. “Applications of Combinatorial Optimization” ispresenting a certain number among the most common and well-knownapplications of Combinatorial Optimization.

Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Bernhard Korte
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642244889
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Mathematics

This comprehensive textbook on combinatorial optimization places special emphasis on theoretical results and algorithms with provably good performance, in contrast to heuristics. It is based on numerous courses on combinatorial optimization and specialized topics, mostly at graduate level. This book reviews the fundamentals, covers the classical topics (paths, flows, matching, matroids, NP-completeness, approximation algorithms) in detail, and proceeds to advanced and recent topics, some of which have not appeared in a textbook before. Throughout, it contains complete but concise proofs, and also provides numerous exercises and references. This fifth edition has again been updated, revised, and significantly extended, with more than 60 new exercises and new material on various topics, including Cayley's formula, blocking flows, faster b-matching separation, multidimensional knapsack, multicommodity max-flow min-cut ratio, and sparsest cut. Thus, this book represents the state of the art of combinatorial optimization.

Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118600238
Release Date: 2012-12-27
Genre: Mathematics

Combinatorial optimization is a multidisciplinary scientific area,lying in the interface of three major scientific domains:mathematics, theoretical computer science and management. The three volumes of the Combinatorial Optimizationseries aims to cover a wide range of topics in this area. Thesetopics also deal with fundamental notions and approaches as withseveral classical applications of combinatorial optimization. Concepts of Combinatorial Optimization, is divided intothree parts: On the complexity of combinatorial optimization problems, thatpresents basics about worst-case and randomized complexity; Classical solution methods, that presents the two most-knownmethods for solving hard combinatorial optimization problems, thatare Branch-and-Bound and Dynamic Programming; Elements from mathematical programming, that presentsfundamentals from mathematical programming based methods that arein the heart of Operations Research since the origins of thisfield.

Mathematical Combinatorics Vol 3 2010

Author: Linfan Mao
Publisher: Infinite Study
ISBN: 9781599731308
Release Date: 2010

The Mathematical Combinatorics (International Book Series)(ISBN 978-1-59973-146-9) is a fully refereed international book series, sponsored by the MADISof Chinese Academy of Sciences and published in USA quarterly comprising 100-150 pagesapprox. per volume, which publishes original research papers and survey articles in all aspectsof Smarandache multi-spaces, Smarandache geometries, mathematical combinatorics,non-euclidean geometry and topology and their applications to other sciences. Topics in detailto be covered are:Smarandache multi-spaces with applications to other sciences, such as those of algebraicmulti-systems, multi-metric spaces,· · · , etc.. Smarandache geometries;Differential Geometry; Geometry on manifolds;Topological graphs; Algebraic graphs; Random graphs; Combinatorial maps; Graph andmap enumeration; Combinatorial designs; Combinatorial enumeration;Low Dimensional Topology; Differential Topology; Topology of Manifolds;Geometrical aspects of Mathematical Physics and Relations with Manifold Topology;Applications of Smarandache multi-spaces to theoretical physics; Applications of Combinatoricsto mathematics and theoretical physics;Mathematical theory on gravitational fields; Mathematical theory on parallel universes;Other applications of Smarandache multi-space and combinatorics.Generally, papers on mathematics with its applications not including in above topics arealso welcome.

Combinatorial Optimization and Theoretical Computer Science

Author: Vangelis Th. Paschos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470393673
Release Date: 2010-01-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This volume is dedicated to the theme “Combinatorial Optimization – Theoretical Computer Science: Interfaces and Perspectives” and has two main objectives: the first is to show that bringing together operational research and theoretical computer science can yield useful results for a range of applications, while the second is to demonstrate the quality and range of research conducted by the LAMSADE in these areas.

Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis

Author: Franco Giannessi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387280202
Release Date: 2006-10-27
Genre: Mathematics

Over the last twenty years, Professor Franco Giannessi, a highly respected researcher, has been working on an approach to optimization theory based on image space analysis. His theory has been elaborated by many other researchers in a wealth of papers. Constrained Optimization and Image Space Analysis unites his results and presents optimization theory and variational inequalities in their light. It presents a new approach to the theory of constrained extremum problems, including Mathematical Programming, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Problems. Such an approach unifies the several branches: Optimality Conditions, Duality, Penalizations, Vector Problems, Variational Inequalities and Complementarity Problems. The applications benefit from a unified theory.