Convergence Analysis of DC Algorithm for DC programming with subanalytic data

DC Programming and DCA have been introduced by Pham Dinh Tao in 1986 and extensively developed by Le Thi Hoai An and Pham Dinh Tao since 1993. These approaches have been successfully applied to solving real life problems in their large scale setting. In this paper, by using the Lojasiewicz inequality for nonsmooth subanalytic functions, … Read more

Optimizing radial basis functions by D.C. programming and its use in direct search for global derivative-free optimization

In this paper we address the global optimization of functions subject to bound and linear constraints without using derivatives of the objective function. We investigate the use of derivative-free models based on radial basis functions (RBFs) in the search step of direct-search methods of directional type. We also study the application of algorithms based on … Read more