On globally solving the maximum weighted clique problem

In this paper, we consider a combinatorial optimization problem, the Maximum Weighted Clique Problem (MWCP), a NP-hard problem. The considered problem is first formulated in the form of binary constrained quadratic program and then reformulated as a Difference Convex (DC) program. A global optimal solution is found by applying DC Algorithm (DCA) in combining with … Read more

An MILP approach to Multi-location, Multi-Period Equipment Selection for Surface Mining with Case Studies

In the surface mining industry, the Equipment Selection Problem involves choosing an appropriate fleet of trucks and loaders such that the long-term mine plan can be satisfied. An important characteristic for multi-location (multi-location and multi-dumpsite) mines is that the underlying problem is a multi-commodity flow problem. The problem is therefore at least as difficult as … Read more

Scheduling with Fixed Maintenance, Shared Resources and Nonlinear Feedrate Constraints: a Mine Planning Case Study

Given a short term mining plan, the task for an operational mine planner is to determine how the equipment in the mine should be used each day. That is, how crushers, loaders and trucks should be used to realise the short term plan. It is important to achieve both grade targets (by blending) and maximise … Read more

Approximate Uni-directional Benders Decomposition

We examine a decomposition approach to find good quality feasible solutions. In particular, we study a method to reduce the search-space by decomposing a problem into two partitions, where the second partition (i.e., the subproblem) contains the fixed solution of the first (i.e., the master). This type of approach is usually motivated by the presence … Read more

Mathematical Programming Models Based on Hub Covers in Graph Query Processing

The use of graph databases for social networks, images, web links, pathways and so on, has been increasing at a fast pace and promotes the need for efficient graph query processing on such databases. In this study, we discuss graph query processing — referred to as graph matching — and an inherent optimization problem known … Read more

Approximating the Minimum Hub Cover Problem on Planar Graphs

We study an approximation algorithm with a performance guarantee to solve a new NP-hard optimization problem on planar graphs. The problem, which is referred to as the minimum hub cover problem, has recently been introduced to the literature to improve query processing over large graph databases. Planar graphs also arise in various graph query processing … Read more

Lower Bounding Procedures for the Single Allocation Hub Location Problem

This paper proposes a new lower bounding procedure for the Uncapacitated Single Allocation p-Hub Median Problem based on Lagrangean relaxation. For solving the resulting Lagrangean subproblem, the given problem structure is exploited: it can be decomposed into smaller subproblems that can be solved efficiently by combinatorial algorithms. Our computational experiments for some benchmark instances demonstrate … Read more

Interior-point algorithms for convex optimization based on primal-dual metrics

We propose and analyse primal-dual interior-point algorithms for convex optimization problems in conic form. The families of algorithms we analyse are so-called short-step algorithms and they match the current best iteration complexity bounds for primal-dual symmetric interior-point algorithm of Nesterov and Todd, for symmetric cone programming problems with given self-scaled barriers. Our results apply to … Read more

A Compact Linearisation of Euclidean Single Allocation Hub Location Problems

Hub location problems are strategic network planning problems. They formalise the challenge of mutually exchanging shipments between a large set of depots. The aim is to choose a set of hubs (out of a given set of possible hubs) and connect every depot to a hub so that the total transport costs for exchanging shipments … Read more

Corrigendum: On the complexity of finding first-order critical points in constrained nonlinear optimization

In a recent paper (Cartis, Gould and Toint, Math. Prog. A 144(1-2) 93–106, 2014), the evaluation complexity of an algorithm to find an approximate first-order critical point for the general smooth constrained optimization problem was examined. Unfortunately, the proof of Lemma 3.5 in that paper uses a result from an earlier paper in an incorrect … Read more