Abstract: We present new valid inequalities for 0-1 programming problems that work in similar ways to well known cover inequalities. Discussion and analysis of these cuts is followed by their revision and use in integer programming as a new generation of cuts that excludes not only portions of polyhedra containing noninteger points, also parts with some integer points that have been explored in search of an optimal solution. Our computational experimentations demonstrate that this new approach has significant potential for solving large scale integer programming problems.
Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, 11/08