A robust approach to the chance-constrained knapsack problem

Chance-constrained programming is a relevant model for many concrete problems. However, it is known to be very hard to tackle directly. In this paper, the chance-constrained knapsack problem (CKP) is addressed. Relying on the recent advances in robust optimization, a tractable combinatorial algorithm is proposed to solve CKP. It always provides feasible solutions for CKP. Moreover, for two specific classes of uncertain knapsack problems, it is proved to solve CKP at optimality.