Survivable Network Coding

Given a telecommunication network, modeled by a graph with capacities, we are interested in comparing the behavior and usefulness of two information propagation schemes, namely multicast and network coding, when the aforementioned network is subject to single arc failure. We consider the case with a single source node and a set of terminal nodes. The … Read more

Alternative Formulation for the p-median Problem

Given a set of clients and a set of potential sites for facilities, several location problems consist of opening a set of sites and assigning each client to the closest open facility to it. It can be viewed as a variation of the uncapacitated facility location problem. We propose a new formulation of this problem … Read more

Linear inequalities among graph invariants: using GraPHedron to uncover optimal relationships

Optimality of a linear inequality in finitely many graph invariants is defined through a geometric approach. For a fixed number of graph nodes, consider all the tuples of values taken by the invariants on a selected class of graphs. Then form the polytope which is the convex hull of all these tuples. By definition, the … Read more

New formulation and resolution method for the p-Center problem

The $p$-Center problem consists in locating $p$ facilities among a set of $M$ possible locations and assigning $N$ clients to them in order to minimize the maximum distance between a client and the facility to which he is allocated. We present a new integer linear programming formulation for this Min-Max problem with a polynomial number … Read more