A heuristic block coordinate descent approach for controlled tabular adjustment

One of the main concerns of national statistical agencies (NSAs) is to publish tabular data. NSAs have to guarantee that no private information from specific respondents can be disclosed from the released tables. The purpose of the statistical disclosure control field is to avoid such a leak of private information. Most protection techniques for tabular … Read more

A nonlinear optimization package for long-term hydrothermal coordination

Long-term hydrothermal coordination is one of the main problems to be solved by an electric utility. Its solution provides the optimal allocation of hydraulic, thermal and nuclear resources at the different intervals of the planning horizon. The purpose of the paper is twofold. Firstly, it presents a new package for solving the hydrothermal coordination problem. … Read more