Using the analytic center in the feasibility pump

The feasibility pump (FP) [5,7] has proved to be a successful heuristic for finding feasible solutions of mixed integer linear problems (MILPs). FP was improved in [1] for finding better quality solutions. Briefly, FP alternates between two sequences of points: one of feasible so- lutions for the relaxed problem (but not integer), and another of … Read more

A heuristic block coordinate descent approach for controlled tabular adjustment

One of the main concerns of national statistical agencies (NSAs) is to publish tabular data. NSAs have to guarantee that no private information from specific respondents can be disclosed from the released tables. The purpose of the statistical disclosure control field is to avoid such a leak of private information. Most protection techniques for tabular … Read more

Cutting Stock with Bounded Open Stacks: a New Integer Linear Programming Model

We address a 1-dimensional cutting stock problem where, in addition to trim-loss minimization, we require that the set of cutting patterns forming the solution can be sequenced so that the number of stacks of parts maintained open throughout the process never exceeds a given $s$. For this problem, we propose a new integer linear programming … Read more

Solving the quadratic assignment problem by means of general purpose mixed integer linear programming solvers

The Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP) can be solved by linearization, where one formulates the QAP as a mixed integer linear programming (MILP) problem. On the one hand, most of these linearization are tight, but hardly exploited within a reasonable computing time because of their size. On the other hand, Kaufman and Broeckx formulation [1] is … Read more

The Delivery Man Problem with Time Windows

In this paper, a variant of the Traveling Salesman Problem with Time Windows is considered, which consists in minimizing the sum of travel durations between a depot and several customer locations. Two mixed integer linear programming formulations are presented for this problem: a classical arc flow model and a sequential assignment model. Several polyhedral results … Read more