High quality timetables for Italian schools

This work introduces a complex variant of the timetabling problem, which is motivated by the case of Italian schools. The new requirements enforce to (i) provide the same idle times for teachers, (ii) avoid consecutive \emph{heavy} days, (iii) limit daily multiple lessons for the same class, (iv) introduce shorter time units to differentiate entry and … Read more

Polyhedral Separation via Difference of Convex (DC) Programming

We consider polyhedral separation of sets as a possible tool in supervised classification. In particular we focus on the optimization model introduced by Astorino and Gaudioso and adopt its reformulation in Difference of Convex (DC) form. We tackle the problem by adapting the algorithm for DC programming known as DCA. We present the results of … Read more

A New Extended Formulation with Valid Inequalities for the Capacitated Concentrator Location Problem

In this paper, we first present a new extended formulation of the Capacitated Concentrator Location Problem (CCLP) using the notion of cardinality of terminals assigned to a concentrator location. The disaggregated formulation consists of O(mn2) variables and constraints, where m denotes the number of concentrators and n the number of terminals. An immediate benefit of … Read more

The forwarder planning problem in a two-echelon network

This paper is motivated by the case of a forwarder in dealing with inland transportation planning from a seaport, where inbound containers from the sea are filled with pallets, which have different destinations in the landside. Although this forwarder does not have or control any vehicle, he is required to plan the assignment of containers … Read more