In this work we study a particular way of dealing with interference in combinatorial optimization models representing wireless communication networks. In a typical wireless network, co-channel interference occurs whenever two overlapping antennas use the same frequency channel, and a less critical interference is generated whenever two overlapping antennas use adjacent channels. This motivates the formulation of the minimum-adjacency vertex coloring problem which, given an interference graph G representing the potential interference between the antennas and a set of prespecified colors/channels, asks for a vertex coloring of G minimizing the number of edges receiving adjacent colors. We propose an integer programming model for this problem and present two families of facet-inducing valid inequalities.
Technical Report, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, October 2010.