The proximal point method for locally Lipschitz functions in multiobjective optimization

This paper studies the constrained multiobjective optimization problem of finding Pareto critical points of vector-valued functions. The proximal point method considered by Bonnel et al. (SIAM J. Optim., 4 (2005), pp. 953-970) is extended to locally Lipschitz functions in the finite dimensional multiobjective setting. To this end, a new approach for convergence analysis of the … Read more

A GENERALIZED PROXIMAL LINEARIZED ALGORITHM FOR DC FUNCTIONS WITH APPLICATION TO THE OPTIMAL SIZE OF THE FIRM PROBLEM

A proximal linearized algorithm with a quasi distance as regularization term for minimizing a DC function (difference of two convex functions) is proposed. If the sequence generated by our algorithm is bounded, it is proved that every cluster point is a critical point of the function under consideration, even if minimizations are performed inexactly at … Read more

Variational Analysis and Applications to Group Dynamics

In this paper, we establish a new version of Ekeland’s variational principle in a new setting of cone pseudo-quasimetric spaces. In constrast to metric spaces, we do not require that each forward Cauchy sequence is forward convergent and that each forward convergent sequence has the unique forward limit. The motivation of this paper comes from … Read more

Variational principles with generalized distances and applications to behavioral sciences

This paper has a two-fold focus on proving that the quasimetric and the weak $\tau$-distance versions of the Ekeland variational principle are equivalent in the sense that one implies the other and on presenting the need of such extensions for possible applications in the formation and break of workers hiring and firing routines. Article Download … Read more

Fixed points and variational principles with applications to capability theory of wellbeing via variational rationality

In this paper we first develop two new results of variational analysis. One is a fixed point theorem for parametric dynamic systems in quasimetric spaces, which can also be interpreted as an existence theorem of minimal points with respect to reflexive and transitive preferences for sets in products spaces. The other one is a variational … Read more

Variational analysis in psychological modeling

This paper develops some mathematical models arising in psychology and some other areas of behavioral sciences that are formalized via general preferences with variable ordering structures. Our considerations are based on the recent “variational rationality approach” that unifies numerous theories in different branches of behavioral sciences by using, in particular, worthwhile change and stay dynamics … Read more

A Trust-Region Method for Unconstrained Multiobjective Problems with Applications in Satisficing Processes

Multiobjective optimization has a significant number of real life applications. For this reason, in this paper, we consider the problem of finding Pareto critical points for unconstrained multiobjective problems and present a trust-region method to solve it. Under certain assumptions, which are derived in a very natural way from assumptions used by \citet{conn} to establish … Read more

Dual equilibrium problems: how a succession of aspiration points converges to an equilibrium

We consider an equilibrium problem defined on a convex set, whose cost bifunction may not be monotone. We show that this problem can be solved by the inexact partial proximal method with quasi distance. As an application, at the psychological level of behavioral dynamics, this paper shows two points: i) how a dual equilibrium problem … Read more