A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Jon Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521010128
Release Date: 2004-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

A First Course in Combinatorial Optimization is a text for a one-semester introductory graduate-level course for students of operations research, mathematics, and computer science. It is a self-contained treatment of the subject, requiring only some mathematical maturity. Topics include: linear and integer programming, polytopes, matroids and matroid optimization, shortest paths, and network flows. Central to the exposition is the polyhedral viewpoint, which is the key principle underlying the successful integer-programming approach to combinatorial-optimization problems. Another key unifying topic is matroids. The author does not dwell on data structures and implementation details, preferring to focus on the key mathematical ideas that lead to useful models and algorithms. Problems and exercises are included throughout as well as references for further study.

Theory of Linear and Integer Programming

Author: Alexander Schrijver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471982326
Release Date: 1998-07-07
Genre: Mathematics

Theory of Linear and Integer Programming Alexander Schrijver Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands This book describes the theory of linear and integer programming and surveys the algorithms for linear and integer programming problems, focusing on complexity analysis. It aims at complementing the more practically oriented books in this field. A special feature is the author's coverage of important recent developments in linear and integer programming. Applications to combinatorial optimization are given, and the author also includes extensive historical surveys and bibliographies. The book is intended for graduate students and researchers in operations research, mathematics and computer science. It will also be of interest to mathematical historians. Contents 1 Introduction and preliminaries; 2 Problems, algorithms, and complexity; 3 Linear algebra and complexity; 4 Theory of lattices and linear diophantine equations; 5 Algorithms for linear diophantine equations; 6 Diophantine approximation and basis reduction; 7 Fundamental concepts and results on polyhedra, linear inequalities, and linear programming; 8 The structure of polyhedra; 9 Polarity, and blocking and anti-blocking polyhedra; 10 Sizes and the theoretical complexity of linear inequalities and linear programming; 11 The simplex method; 12 Primal-dual, elimination, and relaxation methods; 13 Khachiyan's method for linear programming; 14 The ellipsoid method for polyhedra more generally; 15 Further polynomiality results in linear programming; 16 Introduction to integer linear programming; 17 Estimates in integer linear programming; 18 The complexity of integer linear programming; 19 Totally unimodular matrices: fundamental properties and examples; 20 Recognizing total unimodularity; 21 Further theory related to total unimodularity; 22 Integral polyhedra and total dual integrality; 23 Cutting planes; 24 Further methods in integer linear programming; Historical and further notes on integer linear programming; References; Notation index; Author index; Subject index

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Oktay Günlük
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642208065
Release Date: 2011-05-10
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, IPCO 2011, held in New York, USA in June 2011. The 33 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions. The conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on various aspects of integer programming and combinatorial optimization with the aim to present recent developments in theory, computation, and applications. The scope of IPCO is viewed in a broad sense, to include algorithmic and structural results in integer programming and combinatorial optimization as well as revealing computational studies and novel applications of discrete optimization to practical problems.

Integer and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Laurence A. Wolsey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118626863
Release Date: 2014-08-28
Genre: Mathematics

Rave reviews for INTEGER AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION "This book provides an excellent introduction and survey of traditional fields of combinatorial optimization . . . It is indeed one of the best and most complete texts on combinatorial optimization . . . available. [And] with more than 700 entries, [it] has quite an exhaustive reference list."-Optima "A unifying approach to optimization problems is to formulate them like linear programming problems, while restricting some or all of the variables to the integers. This book is an encyclopedic resource for such formulations, as well as for understanding the structure of and solving the resulting integer programming problems."-Computing Reviews "[This book] can serve as a basis for various graduate courses on discrete optimization as well as a reference book for researchers and practitioners."-Mathematical Reviews "This comprehensive and wide-ranging book will undoubtedly become a standard reference book for all those in the field of combinatorial optimization."-Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society "This text should be required reading for anybody who intends to do research in this area or even just to keep abreast of developments."-Times Higher Education Supplement, London Also of interest . . . INTEGER PROGRAMMING Laurence A. Wolsey Comprehensive and self-contained, this intermediate-level guide to integer programming provides readers with clear, up-to-date explanations on why some problems are difficult to solve, how techniques can be reformulated to give better results, and how mixed integer programming systems can be used more effectively. 1998 (0-471-28366-5) 260 pp.

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.

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Friedrich Eisenbrand
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319592503
Release Date: 2017-06-29
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization, IPCO 2017, held in Waterloo, IN, Canada, in June 2017. The 36 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 125 submissions. The conference is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on various aspects of integer programming and combinatorial optimization. The aim is to present recent developments in theory, computation, and applications in these areas. The scope of IPCO is viewed in a broad sense, to include algorithmic and structural results in integer programming and combinatorial optimization as well as revealing computational studies and novel applications of discrete optimization to practical problems.

Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Ding-Zhu Du
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781475730234
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Mathematics

Combinatorial (or discrete) optimization is one of the most active fields in the interface of operations research, computer science, and applied math ematics. Combinatorial optimization problems arise in various applications, including communications network design, VLSI design, machine vision, air line crew scheduling, corporate planning, computer-aided design and man ufacturing, database query design, cellular telephone frequency assignment, constraint directed reasoning, and computational biology. Furthermore, combinatorial optimization problems occur in many diverse areas such as linear and integer programming, graph theory, artificial intelligence, and number theory. All these problems, when formulated mathematically as the minimization or maximization of a certain function defined on some domain, have a commonality of discreteness. Historically, combinatorial optimization starts with linear programming. Linear programming has an entire range of important applications including production planning and distribution, personnel assignment, finance, alloca tion of economic resources, circuit simulation, and control systems. Leonid Kantorovich and Tjalling Koopmans received the Nobel Prize (1975) for their work on the optimal allocation of resources. Two important discover ies, the ellipsoid method (1979) and interior point approaches (1984) both provide polynomial time algorithms for linear programming. These algo rithms have had a profound effect in combinatorial optimization. Many polynomial-time solvable combinatorial optimization problems are special cases of linear programming (e.g. matching and maximum flow). In addi tion, linear programming relaxations are often the basis for many approxi mation algorithms for solving NP-hard problems (e.g. dual heuristics).

Probability Theory and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: J. Michael Steele
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9780898713800
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

An introduction to the state of the art of the probability theory most applicable to combinatorial optimization. The questions that receive the most attention are those that deal with discrete optimization problems for points in Euclidean space, such as the minimum spanning tree, the traveling-salesman tour, and minimal-length matchings.

Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Egon Balas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540594086
Release Date: 1995-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The optimistic predictions of a number of microbiologists notwithstanding, the past decade has not signaled the end of infectious disease, but rather an introduction to a host of new and complex microorganisms and their resulting depredations on humanity. The identification of new pathogens, such as the causative agent of Lyme disease and the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), as well as the Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) has not only revealed new forms of clinical pathology, but new and unexpected variations on the life cycle and the molecular biology of the pathogens. In this volume a number of the leaders in the field of Hepatitis Delta virus research, ranging from clinicians and virologists to molecular biologists and biochemists describe what in their experience typifies some of these unique features.

Compact Extended Linear Programming Models

Author: Giuseppe Lancia
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319639765
Release Date: 2017-08-31
Genre: Business & Economics

This book provides a handy, unified introduction to the theory of compact extended formulations of exponential-size integer linear programming (ILP) models. Compact extended formulations are equally powerful, but polynomial-sized, models whose solutions do not require the implementation of separation and pricing procedures. The book is written in a general, didactic form, first developing the background theoretical concepts (polyhedra, projections, linear and integer programming) and then delving into the various techniques for compact extended reformulations. The techniques are illustrated through a wealth of examples touching on many application areas, such as classical combinatorial optimization, network design, timetabling, scheduling, routing, computational biology and bioinformatics. The book is intended for graduate or PhD students – either as an advanced course on selected topics or within a more general course on ILP and mathematical programming – as well as for practitioners and software engineers in industry exploring techniques for developing optimization models for their specific problems.

Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Bernhard Korte
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540718444
Release Date: 2007-11-04
Genre: Mathematics

Now fully updated in a third edition, this is a comprehensive textbook on combinatorial optimization. It puts special emphasis on theoretical results and algorithms with provably good performance, in contrast to heuristics. The book contains complete but concise proofs, also for many deep results, some of which have not appeared in print before. Recent topics are covered as well, and numerous references are provided. This third edition contains a new chapter on facility location problems, an area which has been extremely active in the past few years. Furthermore there are several new sections and further material on various topics. New exercises and updates in the bibliography were added.

Linear and combinatorial programming

Author: Katta G. Murty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UOM:39015004452531
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Mathematics

Formulation of linear programs; The simplex method; The geometry of the simplex method; Duality in linear programming; Revised simplex method; The dual simplex method; Parametric linear programs; Sensitivity analysis; Degeneracy in linear programming; Bounded variable linear programs; Primal algorithm for the transportation problem; Network algorithms; Formulation of integer and combinatorial programming problems; Cutting plane methods for integer programming; The branch and bound approach; Complementarity problems; Numerically stable forms of the simplex method; Computational efficiency.

Approximation Randomization and Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms and Techniques

Author: International Workshop on Approximation
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540228943
Release Date: 2004-08-11
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the joint refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization Problems, APPROX 2004 and the 8th International Workshop on Randomization and Computation, RANDOM 2004, held in Cambridge, MA, USA in August 2004. The 37 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 87 submissions. Among the issues addressed are design and analysis of approximation algorithms, inapproximability results, approximation classes, online problems, graph algorithms, cuts, geometric computations, network design and routing, packing and covering, scheduling, game theory, design and analysis of randomised algorithms, randomized complexity theory, pseudorandomness, derandomization, probabilistic proof systems, error-correcting codes, and other applications of approximation and randomness.

Combinatorial Optimization

Author: Christos H. Papadimitriou
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486320137
Release Date: 2013-04-26
Genre: Mathematics

This graduate-level text considers the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. 1982 edition.