Local Convergence of the Method of Multipliers for Variational and Optimization Problems under the Sole Noncriticality Assumption

We present local convergence analysis of the method of multipliers for equality-constrained variational problems (in the special case of optimization, also called the augmented Lagrangian method) under the sole assumption that the dual starting point is close to a noncritical Lagrange multiplier (which is weaker than second-order sufficiency). Local superlinear convergence is established under the … Read more

Abstract Newtonian Frameworks and Their Applications

We unify and extend some Newtonian iterative frameworks developed earlier in the literature, which results in a collection of convenient tools for local convergence analysis of various algorithms under various sets of assumptions including strong metric regularity, semistability, or upper-Lipschizt stability, the latter allowing for nonisolated solutions. These abstract schemes are further applied for deriving … Read more


In the context of mixed complementarity problems, various concepts of solution regularity are known, each of them playing a certain role in related theoretical and algorithmic developments. In this note, we provide the complete picture of relations between the most important regularity conditions for mixed complementarity problems. A special attention is paid to the particular … Read more