Enlarging Neighborhoods of Interior-Point Algorithms for Linear Programming via Least Values of Proximity measure Functions

It is well known that a wide-neighborhood interior-point algorithm for linear programming performs much better in implementation than those small-neighborhood counterparts. In this paper, we provide a unified way to enlarge the neighborhoods of predictor-corrector interior-point algorithms for linear programming. We prove that our methods not only enlarge the neighborhoods but also retain the so-far … Read more

Efficient neighborhood search for Just-in-Time scheduling problems

This paper addresses the one-machine scheduling problem where the objective is to minimize a sum of costs such as earliness-tardiness costs. Since the sequencing problem is NP-hard, local search is very useful for finding good solutions. Unlike scheduling problems with regular cost functions, the scheduling (or timing) problem is not trivial when the sequence is … Read more