A Trust Region Method for the Solution of the Surrogate Dual in Integer Programming

We propose an algorithm for solving the surrogate dual of a mixed integer program. The algorithm uses a trust region method based on a piecewise affine model of the dual surrogate value function. A new and much more flexible way of updating bounds on the surrogate dual’s value is proposed, which numerical experiments prove to … Read more

On the relation between concavity cuts and the surrogate dual for convex maximization problems

In this note we establish a relation between two bounds for convex maximization problems, the one based on a concavity cut, and the surrogate dual bound. Both bounds have been known in the literature for a few decades but, to the authors’ knowledge, the relation between them has not been previously observed in the literature. … Read more