Intersection disjunctions for reverse convex sets

We present a framework to obtain valid inequalities for optimization problems constrained by a reverse convex set, which is defined as the set of points in a polyhedron that lie outside a given open convex set. We are particularly interested in cases where the closure of the convex set is either non-polyhedral, or is defined … Read more

Extended Formulations for Column Constrained Orbitopes

In the literature, packing and partitioning orbitopes were discussed to handle symmetries that act on variable matrices in certain binary programs. In this paper, we extend this concept by restrictions on the number of 1-entries in each column. We develop extended formulations of the resulting polytopes and present numerical results that show their effect on … Read more

Pseudo basic steps: Bound improvement guarantees from Lagrangian decomposition in convex disjunctive programming

An elementary, but fundamental, operation in disjunctive programming is a basic step, which is the intersection of two disjunctions to form a new disjunction. Basic steps bring a disjunctive set in regular form closer to its disjunctive normal form and, in turn, produce relaxations that are at least as tight. An open question is: What … Read more

Constraint Qualification Failure in Action

This note presents a theoretical analysis of disjunctive constraints featuring unbounded variables. In this framework, classical modeling techniques, including big-M approaches, are not applicable. We introduce a lifted second-order cone formulation of such on/off constraints and discuss related constraint qualification issues. A solution is proposed to avoid solvers’ failure. Citation H. L. Hijazi and L.Liberti … Read more

How to Convexify the Intersection of a Second Order Cone and a Nonconvex Quadratic

A recent series of papers has examined the extension of disjunctive-programming techniques to mixed-integer second-order-cone programming. For example, it has been shown—by several authors using different techniques—that the convex hull of the intersection of an ellipsoid, $\E$, and a split disjunction, $(l – x_j)(x_j – u) \le 0$ with $l < u$, equals the intersection ... Read more

Approximation Algorithms for the Incremental Knapsack Problem via Disjunctive Programming

In the \emph{incremental knapsack problem} ($\IK$), we are given a knapsack whose capacity grows weakly as a function of time. There is a time horizon of $T$ periods and the capacity of the knapsack is $B_t$ in period $t$ for $t = 1, \ldots, T$. We are also given a set $S$ of $N$ items … Read more

A Polyhedral Study of the Semi-Continuous Knapsack Problem

We study the convex hull of the feasible set of the semi-continuous knapsack problem, in which the variables belong to the union of two intervals. Besides being important in its own right, the semi-continuous knapsack problem arises in a number of other contexts, e.g. it is a relaxation of general mixed-integer programming. We show how … Read more

A Computational Study of the Cutting Plane Tree Algorithm for General Mixed-Integer Linear Programs

The cutting plane tree (CPT) algorithm provides a finite disjunctive programming procedure to obtain the solution of general mixed-integer linear programs (MILP) with bounded integer variables. In this paper, we present our computational experience with variants of the CPT algorithm. Because the CPT algorithm is based on discovering multi-term disjunctions, this paper is the first … Read more

Finite Disjunctive Programming Characterizations for General Mixed-Integer Linear Programs

In this paper, we give a finite disjunctive programming procedure to obtain the convex hull of general mixed-integer linear programs (MILP) with bounded integer variables. We propose a finitely convergent convex hull tree algorithm which constructs a linear program that has the same optimal solution as the associated MILP. In addition, we combine the standard … Read more

Convex Relaxations of Non-Convex Mixed Integer Quadratically Constrained Programs: Projected Formulations

A common way to produce a convex relaxation of a Mixed Integer Quadratically Constrained Program (MIQCP) is to lift the problem into a higher dimensional space by introducing variables $Y_{ij}$ to represent each of the products $x_i x_j$ of variables appearing in a quadratic form. One advantage of such extended relaxations is that they can … Read more