Adaptive robust optimization with objective uncertainty

In this work, we study optimization problems where some cost parameters are not known at decision time and the decision flow is modeled as a two-stage process within a robust optimization setting. We address general problems in which all constraints (including those linking the first and the second stages) are defined by convex functions and involve mixed-integer variables, thus extending the existing literature to a much wider class of problems. We show how these problems can be reformulated using Fenchel duality, allowing to derive an enumerative exact algorithm, for which we prove eps-convergence in a finite number of operations. An implementation of the resulting algorithm, embedding a column generation scheme, is then computationally evaluated on two different problems, using instances that are derived starting from the existing literature. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first approach providing results on the practical solution of this class of problems.


Adaptive robust optimization with objective uncertainty. Detienne, B. and Lefebvre, H. and Malaguti, E. and Monaci, M.. October, 2021.



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