Water Finds its Level: A Localized Method for Multicommodity Flow Problem

This paper describes a local-control method for multicommodity flow problem. Both the capacity constraints and the flow conservation constraints are relaxed. If the flow exceeds the capacity on an edge, the edge would have a congestion cost. If the flow into a vertex is not equal to that out of the vertex, the vertex would … Read more

A unified scheme for scalarization in set optimization

In this work, we propose a new scheme for scalarization in set optimization studied with the Kuroiwa set appoach. First, we define an abstract scalarizing function possessing properties such as global Lipschizity, sublinearity, cone monotonicity, cone representation property, cone interior representation property and uniform positivity. Next, we use this function to define the so called … Read more

A Hausdorff-type distance, a directional derivative of a set-valued map and applications in set optimization

In this paper, we follow Kuroiwa’s set approach in set optimization, which proposes to compare values of a set-valued objective map $F$ respect to various set order relations. We introduce a Hausdorff-type distance relative to an ordering cone between two sets in a Banach space and use it to define a directional derivative for $F$. … Read more

On the Minimization Over Sparse Symmetric Sets: Projections, Optimality Conditions and Algorithms

We consider the problem of minimizing a general continuously differentiable function over symmetric sets under sparsity constraints. These type of problems are generally hard to solve as the sparsity constraint induces a combinatorial constraint into the problem, rendering the feasible set to be nonconvex. We begin with a study of the properties of the orthogonal … Read more

Optimality conditions for the nonlinear programming problems on Riemannian manifolds

In recent years, many traditional optimization methods have been successfully generalized to minimize objective functions on manifolds. In this paper, we first extend the general traditional constrained optimization problem to a nonlinear programming problem built upon a general Riemannian manifold $\mathcal{M}$, and discuss the first-order and the second-order optimality conditions. By exploiting the differential geometry … Read more

A Homogeneous Model for Mixed Complementarity Problems over Symmetric Cones

In this paper, we propose a homogeneous model for solving monotone mixed complementarity problems over symmetric cones, by extending the results in \cite{YOSHISE04} for standard form of the problems. We show that the extended model inherits the following desirable features: (a) A path exists, is bounded and has a trivial starting point without any regularity … Read more