Complementarity Problems over Symmetric Cones: A Survey of Recent Developments in Several Aspects

The complementarity problem over a symmetric cone (that we call the Symmetric Cone Complementarity Problem, or the SCCP) has received much attention of researchers in the last decade. Most of studies done on the SCCP can be categorized into the three research themes, interior point methods for the SCCP, merit or smoothing function methods for … Read more

Homogeneous algorithms for monotone complementarity problems over symmetric cones

In \cite{aYOSHISE06}, the author proposed a homogeneous model for standard monotone nonlinear complementarity problems over symmetric cones and show that the following properties hold: (a) There is a path that is bounded and has a trivial starting point without any regularity assumption concerning the existence of feasible or strictly feasible solutions. (b) Any accumulation point … Read more

A Homogeneous Model for Mixed Complementarity Problems over Symmetric Cones

In this paper, we propose a homogeneous model for solving monotone mixed complementarity problems over symmetric cones, by extending the results in \cite{YOSHISE04} for standard form of the problems. We show that the extended model inherits the following desirable features: (a) A path exists, is bounded and has a trivial starting point without any regularity … Read more

Semidefinite Programming Based Approaches to Home-away Assignment Problems in Sports Scheduling

For a given schedule of a round-robin tournament and a matrix of distances between homes of teams, an optimal home-away assignment problem is to find a home-away assignment that minimizes the total traveling distance. We propose a technique to transform the problem to MIN RES CUT. We apply Goemans and Williamson’s 0.878-approximation algorithm for MAX … Read more

Interior Point Trajectories and a Homogeneous Model for Nonlinear Complementarity Problems over Symmetric Cones

We study the continuous trajectories for solving monotone nonlinear mixed complementarity problems over symmetric cones. While the analysis in Faybusovich (1997) depends on the optimization theory of convex log-barrier functions, our approach is based on the paper of Monteiro and Pang (1998), where a vast set of conclusions concerning continuous trajectories is shown for monotone … Read more

A Homogeneous Model for $ and *$ Nonlinear Complementarity Problems

The homogeneous model for linear programs is an elegant means of obtaining the solution or certificate of infeasibility and has importance regardless of the method used for solving the problem, interior-point methods or other methods. In 1999, Andersen and Ye generalized this model to monotone complementarity problems (CPs) and showed that most of the desirable … Read more