New solution methods for the block relocation problem

This technical report presents new solution methods for the block relocation problem (BRP). Although most of the existing work focuses on the restricted BRP, we tackle the unrestricted BRP, which yields more opportunities for optimisation. Our contributions include fast heuristics able to tackle very large instances within seconds, fast metaheuristics that provide very competitive performance … Read more

Beam Search for integer multi-objective optimization

Beam search is a tree search procedure where, at each level of the tree, at most W nodes are kept. This results in a metaheuristic whose solving time is polynomial in W. Popular for single-objective problems, beam search has only received little attention in the context of multi-objective optimization. By introducing the concepts of oracle … Read more

Branch-and-bound for bi-objective integer programming

In Pareto bi-objective integer optimization the optimal result corresponds to a set of non- dominated solutions. We propose a generic bi-objective branch-and-bound algorithm that uses a problem-independent branching rule exploiting available integer solutions, and cutting plane generation taking advantage of integer objective values. The developed algorithm is applied to the bi-objective team orienteering problem with … Read more