The proximal point method for locally Lipschitz functions in multiobjective optimization

This paper studies the constrained multiobjective optimization problem of finding Pareto critical points of vector-valued functions. The proximal point method considered by Bonnel et al. (SIAM J. Optim., 4 (2005), pp. 953-970) is extended to locally Lipschitz functions in the finite dimensional multiobjective setting. To this end, a new approach for convergence analysis of the … Read more


A proximal linearized algorithm with a quasi distance as regularization term for minimizing a DC function (difference of two convex functions) is proposed. If the sequence generated by our algorithm is bounded, it is proved that every cluster point is a critical point of the function under consideration, even if minimizations are performed inexactly at … Read more

Variational Analysis and Applications to Group Dynamics

In this paper, we establish a new version of Ekeland’s variational principle in a new setting of cone pseudo-quasimetric spaces. In constrast to metric spaces, we do not require that each forward Cauchy sequence is forward convergent and that each forward convergent sequence has the unique forward limit. The motivation of this paper comes from … Read more

Variational principles, completeness and the existence of traps in behavioral sciences

In this paper, driven by Behavioral applications to human dynamics, we consider the characterization of completeness in pseudo-quasimetric spaces in term of a generalization of Ekeland’s variational principle in such spaces, and provide examples illustrating significant improvements to some previously obtained results, even in complete metric spaces. At the behavioral level, we show that the … Read more

How to Reach his Desires: Variational Rationality and the Equilibrium Problem on Hadamard Manifolds

In this paper we present a sufficient condition for the existence of a solution for an \mbox{equilibrium} problem on an Hadamard manifold and under suitable assumptions on the sectional curvature, we \mbox{propose} a framework for the convergence analysis of a proximal point algorithm to solve this equilibrium \mbox{problem}. Finally, we offer an application to the … Read more

Variational principles with generalized distances and applications to behavioral sciences

This paper has a two-fold focus on proving that the quasimetric and the weak $\tau$-distance versions of the Ekeland variational principle are equivalent in the sense that one implies the other and on presenting the need of such extensions for possible applications in the formation and break of workers hiring and firing routines. Article Download … Read more

Minimal Points, Variational Principles, and Variable Preferences in Set Optimization

The paper is devoted to variational analysis of set-valued mappings acting from quasimetric spaces into topological spaces with variable ordering structures. Besides the mathematical novelty, our motivation comes from applications to adaptive dynamical models of behavioral sciences. We develop a unified dynamical approach to variational principles in such settings based on the new minimal point … Read more

A Generalized Inexact Proximal Point Method for Nonsmooth Functions that Satisfies Kurdyka Lojasiewicz Inequality

In this paper, following the ideas presented in Attouch et al. (Math. Program. Ser. A, 137: 91-129, 2013), we present an inexact version of the proximal point method for nonsmoth functions, whose regularization is given by a generalized perturbation term. More precisely, the new perturbation term is defined as a “curved enough” function of the … Read more

Generalized Inexact Proximal Algorithms: Habit’s/ Routine’s Formation with Resistance to Change, following Worthwhile Changes

This paper shows how, in a quasi metric space, an inexact proximal algorithm with a generalized perturbation term appears to be a nice tool for Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Economics, Management, Game theory,…). More precisely, the new perturbation term represents an index of resistance to change, defined as a “curved enough” function of the quasi distance … Read more

Fixed points and variational principles with applications to capability theory of wellbeing via variational rationality

In this paper we first develop two new results of variational analysis. One is a fixed point theorem for parametric dynamic systems in quasimetric spaces, which can also be interpreted as an existence theorem of minimal points with respect to reflexive and transitive preferences for sets in products spaces. The other one is a variational … Read more