A dynamic programming approach for a class of robust optimization problems

Common approaches to solve a robust optimization problem decompose the problem into a master problem (MP) and adversarial separation problems (APs). MP contains the original robust constraints, however written only for finite numbers of scenarios. Additional scenarios are generated on the fly by solving the APs. We consider in this work the budgeted uncertainty polytope … Read more

Polyhedral aspects of a robust knapsack problem

While dealing with uncertainty in linear programs, the robust optimization framework proposed by Bertsimas and Sim appears as relevant. In particular, it can readily be extended for integer linear programming. This paper outlines the polyhedral impacts of this robust model for the 0-1 knapsack problem. It shows especially how the classical cover cuts can be … Read more

On a resource-constrained scheduling problem with application to distributed systems reconfiguration

This paper is devoted to the study of a resource-constrained scheduling problem which arises in relation to the operability of certain high availability real-time distributed systems. After a brief survey of the literature, we prove the NP-hardness of the problem and exhibit a few polynomial special cases. We then present a branch-and-bound algorithm for the … Read more

Approximate resolution of a resource-constrained scheduling problem

This paper is devoted to the approximate resolution of a strongly NP-hard resource-constrained scheduling problem which arises in relation to the operability of certain high availability real time distributed systems. We present an algorithm based on the simulated annealing metaheuristic and, building on previous research on exact resolution methods, extensive computational results demonstrating its practical … Read more

A robust approach to the chance-constrained knapsack problem

Chance-constrained programming is a relevant model for many concrete problems. However, it is known to be very hard to tackle directly. In this paper, the chance-constrained knapsack problem (CKP) is addressed. Relying on the recent advances in robust optimization, a tractable combinatorial algorithm is proposed to solve CKP. It always provides feasible solutions for CKP. … Read more