An exact (re)optimization framework for real-time traffic management

In real-time traffic management, a new schedule for the vehicles must be computed whenever a deviation from the current plan is detected, or periodically after some time. If this time interval is relatively small, then each two consecutive instances are likely to be similar. We exploit this aspect to derive an exact reoptimization framework for … Read more

Time Offset Optimization in Digital Broadcasting

We investigate a planning problem arising in the forthcoming Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-T) system. Unlike current analog systems, the DVB-T standard allows a mitigation of the interference by means of a suitable synchronization of the received signals. The problem we describe in this paper is that of finding a time offset to impose to the … Read more

The Network Packing Problem in Terrestrial Broadcasting

The introduction of digital technology all over Europe requires a complete and challenging re-planning of the actual terrestrial broadcasting system. In fact, in order to implement digital networks, transmitters and frequencies must be removed from the current analog networks. On the other hand, the service level (territory coverage) of analog networks must be preserved until … Read more

Solving Stability Problems on a Superclass of Interval Graphs

We introduce a graph invariant, called thinness, and show that a maximum weighted stable set on a graph $G(V, E)$ with thinness $k$ may be found in $O(\frac{|V|}{k})^k$-time, if a certain representation is given. We show that a graph has thinness 1 if and only if it is an interval graph, while a graph with … Read more

Models and Solution Techniques for Frequency Assignment Problems

Wireless communication is used in many different situations such as mobile telephony, radio and TV broadcasting, satellite communication, and military operations. In each of these situations a frequency assignment problem arises with application specific characteristics. Researchers have developed different modeling ideas for each of the features of the problem, such as the handling of interference … Read more