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