Computing an approximation of the nondominated set of multi-objective mixed-integer nonlinear optimization problems

In practical applications, one often has not only one, but several objectives that need to be optimized simultaneously. What is more, modeling such real world problems usually involves using both, continuous and integer variables. This then results in multi-objective mixed-integer optimization problems, which are in focus of this paper. We present an approximation concept, called … Read more

Bi-level multi-criteria optimization to include linear energy transfer into proton treatment planning

In proton therapy treatment planning, the aim is to ensure tumor control while sparing the various surrounding risk structures. The biological effect of the irradiation depends on both physical dose and linear energy transfer (LET). In order to include LET alongside physical dose in plan creation, we propose to formulate the proton treatment planning problem … Read more

An enhanced mathematical model for optimal simultaneous preventive maintenance scheduling and workshop planning

For a system to stay operational, maintenance of its components is required and to maximize the operational readiness of a system, preventive maintenance planning is essential. There are two stakeholders—a system operator and a maintenance workshop—and a contract regulating their joint activities. Each contract leads to a bi-objective optimization problem. Components that require maintenance are … Read more

Efficient Computation of the Approximation Quality in Sandwiching Algorithms

Computing the approximation quality is a crucial step in every iteration of Sandwiching algorithms (also called Benson-type algorithms) used for the approximation of convex Pareto fronts, sets or functions. Two quality indicators often used in these algorithms are polyhedral gauge and epsilon indicator. In this article, we develop an algorithm to compute the polyhedral gauge … Read more

K-Shortest Simple Paths Using Biobjective Path Search

In this paper we introduce a new algorithm for the k-Shortest Simple Paths (k-SSP) problem with an asymptotic running time matching the state of the art from the literature. It is based on a black-box algorithm due to Roddity and Zwick that solves at most 2k instances of the Second Shortest Simple Path (2-SSP) problem … Read more

A Criterion Space Search Feasibility Pump Heuristic for Solving Maximum Multiplicative Programs

We study a class of nonlinear optimization problems with diverse practical applications, particularly in cooperative game theory. These problems are referred to as Maximum Multiplicative Programs (MMPs), and can be conceived as instances of “Optimization Over the Frontier” in multiobjective optimization. To solve MMPs, we introduce a feasibility pump-based heuristic that is specifically designed to … Read more

Global convergence of a BFGS-type algorithm for nonconvex multiobjective optimization problems

We propose a modified BFGS algorithm for multiobjective optimization problems with global convergence, even in the absence of convexity assumptions on the objective functions. Furthermore, we establish the superlinear convergence of the method under usual conditions. Our approach employs Wolfe step sizes and ensures that the Hessian approximations are updated and corrected at each iteration … Read more

A novel UCB-based batch strategy for Bayesian optimization

The optimization of expensive black-box functions appears in many situations. Bayesian optimization methods have been successfully applied to solve these prob- lems using well-known single-point acquisition functions. Nowadays, the develop- ments in technology allow us to perform evaluations of some of these expensive function in parallel. Therefore, there is a need for batch infill criteria … Read more

Using dual relaxations in multiobjective mixed-integer quadratic programming

We present a branch-and-bound method for multiobjective mixed-integer convex quadratic programs that computes a superset of efficient integer assignments and a coverage of the nondominated set. The method relies on outer approximations of the upper image set of continuous relaxations. These outer approximations are obtained addressing the dual formulations of specific subproblems where the values … Read more

Test Instances for Multiobjective Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimization

A suitable set of test instances, also known as benchmark problems, is a key ingredient to systematically evaluate numerical solution algorithms for a given class of optimization problems. While in recent years several solution algorithms for the class of multiobjective mixed-integer nonlinear optimization problems have been proposed, there is a lack of a well-established set … Read more