Decomposition of loosely coupled integer programs: A multiobjective perspective

We consider integer programming (IP) problems consisting of (possibly a large number of) subsystems and a small number of coupling constraints that link variables from different subsystems. Such problems are called loosely coupled or nearly decomposable. Motivated by recent developments in multiobjective programming (MOP), we develop a MOP-based decomposition algorithm to solve loosely coupled IPs. … Read more

A New Method for Optimizing a Linear Function over the Efficient Set of a Multiobjective Integer Program

We present a new algorithm for optimizing a linear function over the set of efficient solutions of a multiobjective integer program MOIP. The algorithm’s success relies on the efficiency of a new algorithm for enumerating the nondominated points of a MOIP, which is the result of employing a novel criterion space decomposition scheme which (1) … Read more