An updated bibliography of GRASP

This document contains references related to GRASP (greedy randomized adaptive search procedure) that have either appeared in the literature or as technical reports. If you are aware of any uncited reference, incorrectly cited reference, or update to a cited reference, please contact Mauricio G. C. Resende at the address given at the end of this … Read more

On Extracting Maximum Stable Sets in Perfect Graphs Using Lovasz’s Theta Function

We study the maximum stable set problem. For a given graph, we establish several transformations among feasible solutions of different formulations of Lov{\’a}sz’s theta function. We propose reductions from feasible solutions corresponding to a graph to those corresponding to its subgraphs. We develop an efficient, polynomial-time algorithm to extract a maximum stable set in a … Read more

A Grid-Enabled Distributed Branch-and-Bound Algorithm with

This work introduces a distributed branch-and-bound algorithm to be run on computational Grids. Grids are often organized in a hierarchical fashion: clusters of processors connected via high-speed links, while the clusters themselves are geographically distant and connected through slower links. Our algorithm does not employ the usual master-worker paradigm and it considers the hierarchical structure … Read more

GRASP and path-relinking: Recent advances and applications

A greedy randomized adaptive search procedure (GRASP) is a multi-start metaheuristic which applies local search to starting solutions generated by a greedy randomized construction procedure. Until recently, most implementations of GRASP assumed independence of its iterations, thus making no use of memory structures. Path-relinking is an intensification strategy which explores trajectories between elite solutions. Using … Read more

Automatic Scheduling of Hypermedia Documents with Elastic Times]

The problem of automatic scheduling hypermedia documents consists in finding the optimal starting times and durations of objects to be presented, to ensure spatial and temporal consistency of a presentation while respecting limits on shrinking and stretching the ideal duration of each object. The combinatorial nature of the minimization of the number of objects whose … Read more

Multiprocessor Scheduling under Precedence Constraints: Polyhedral Results

We consider the problem of scheduling a set of tasks related by precedence constraints to a set of processors, so as to minimize their makespan. Each task has to be assigned to a unique processor and no preemption is allowed. A new integer programming formulation of the problem is given and strong valid inequalities are … Read more

Scheduling Workover Rigs for Onshore Oil Production

Many oil wells in Brazilian onshore fields rely on artificial lift methods. Maintenance services such as cleaning, reinstatement, stimulation and others are essential to these wells. These services are performed by workover rigs, which are avaliable on a limited number with respect to the number of wells demanding service. The decision of which workover rig … Read more

On the Complexity of Scheduling with Elastic Times

We consider the problem of scheduling hypermedia documents with elastic times. The objects have variable durations characterized by ideal, minimum, and maximum values. A schedule is a set of tensions on the arcs of the precedence graph which also represents synchronization constraints. We consider the problem of deciding if there exists a schedule in which … Read more

Heuristics for the Phylogeny Problem

A phylogeny is a tree that relates taxonomic units, based on their similarity over a set of characters. The problem of finding a phylogeny with the minimum number of evolutionary steps (the so-called parsimony criterion) is one of the main problems in comparative biology. In this work, we study different heuristic approaches to the phylogeny … Read more

Randomized Algorithms for Scene Recognition by Inexact Graph Matching

We propose a new method for non-bijective graph matching for model-based pattern recognition. We formulate the search for the best correspondence between a model and an over-segmented image as a new combinatorial optimization problem, defined by the relational attributed graphs representing the model and the image where recognition has to be performed, together with the … Read more