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The Sequential Knapsack Polytope
 MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING
, 1998
"... In this paper we describe the convex hull of all solutions of the integer bounded knapsack problem in the special case when the weights of the items are divisible. The corresponding inequalities are defined via an inductive scheme that can also be used in a more general setting. ..."
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In this paper we describe the convex hull of all solutions of the integer bounded knapsack problem in the special case when the weights of the items are divisible. The corresponding inequalities are defined via an inductive scheme that can also be used in a more general setting.
Rapid mathematical programming
, 2004
"... This book was typeset with TEX using L ATEX and many further formatting packages. The pictures were prepared using pstricks, xfig, gnuplot and gmt. All numerals in this text are recycled. Für meine Eltern Preface Avoid reality at all costs — fortune(6) As the inclined reader will find out soon enoug ..."
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This book was typeset with TEX using L ATEX and many further formatting packages. The pictures were prepared using pstricks, xfig, gnuplot and gmt. All numerals in this text are recycled. Für meine Eltern Preface Avoid reality at all costs — fortune(6) As the inclined reader will find out soon enough, this thesis is not about deeply involved mathematics as a mean in itself, but about how to apply mathematics to solve realworld problems. We will show how to shape, forge, and yield our tool of choice to rapidly answer questions of concern to people outside the world of mathematics. But there is more to it. Our tool of choice is software. This is not unusual, since it has become standard practice in science to use software as part of experiments and sometimes even for proofs. But in order to call an experiment scientific it must be reproducible. Is this the case?
A Semidefinite Programming Approach to the Quadratic Knapsack Problem
, 2000
"... In order to gain insight into the quality of semidefinite relaxations of constrained quadratic 0/1 programming problems we study the quadratic knapsack problem. We investigate several basic semidefinite relaxations of this problem and compare their strength in theory and in practice. Various possibi ..."
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In order to gain insight into the quality of semidefinite relaxations of constrained quadratic 0/1 programming problems we study the quadratic knapsack problem. We investigate several basic semidefinite relaxations of this problem and compare their strength in theory and in practice. Various possibilities to improve these basic relaxations by cutting planes are discussed. The cutting planes either arise from quadratic representations of linear inequalities or from linear inequalities in the quadratic model. In particular, a large family of combinatorial cuts is introduced for the linear formulation of the knapsack problem in quadratic space. Computational results on a small class of practical problems illustrate the quality of these relaxations and cutting planes.
Cliques and Clustering: A Combinatorial Approach
 Oper. Res. Lett
, 1997
"... We use column generation and a specialized branching technique for solving constrained clustering problems. We also develop and implement an innovative combinatorial method for solving the pricing subproblems. Computational experiments comparing the resulting branchandprice method to competing met ..."
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We use column generation and a specialized branching technique for solving constrained clustering problems. We also develop and implement an innovative combinatorial method for solving the pricing subproblems. Computational experiments comparing the resulting branchandprice method to competing methodologies in the literature are presented and suggest that our technique yields a significant improvement on the hard instances of this problem. 1 Introduction Given a graph G(V; E) where V is the vertex set and E is the edge set, and edge weights w e ; e 2 E, we consider clustering problems that involve partitioning G into connected subgraphs or clusters such that the sum of the edge weights in every cluster is maximized (or, equivalently, the total weight on edges between clusters in minimized). Several graph partitioning type problems have been studied in the literature. Uncapacitated versions of this problem model a common problem in qualitative data analysis of partitioning a number...
Integer programming approaches to access and backbone IPnetwork planning
, 2002
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Integer programming approaches to access and backbone IPnetwork planning
Orbitopal fixing
 INTEGER PROGRAMMING AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION, PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL IPCO CONFERENCE, VOLUME 4513 OF LNCS
, 2007
"... The topic of this paper are integer programming models in which a subset of 0/1variables encode a partitioning of a set of objects into disjoint subsets. Such models can be surprisingly hard to solve by branchandcut algorithms if the order of the subsets of the partition is irrelevant. This kind ..."
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The topic of this paper are integer programming models in which a subset of 0/1variables encode a partitioning of a set of objects into disjoint subsets. Such models can be surprisingly hard to solve by branchandcut algorithms if the order of the subsets of the partition is irrelevant. This kind of symmetry unnecessarily blows up the branchandcut tree. We present a general tool, called orbitopal fixing, for enhancing the capabilities of branchandcut algorithms in solving such symmetric integer programming models. We devise a linear time algorithm that, applied at each node of the branchandcut tree, removes redundant parts of the tree produced by the above mentioned symmetry. The method relies on certain polyhedra, called orbitopes, which have been investigated in [11]. It does, however, not add inequalities to the model, and thus, it does not increase the difficulty of solving the linear programming relaxations. We demonstrate the computational power of orbitopal fixing at the example of a graph partitioning problem motivated from frequency planning in mobile telecommunication networks.
A branchandcut algorithm for solving an intraring synchronous optical network design problem
, 2000
"... In this paper, we deal with a network design problem arising from the deployment of synchronous optical networks (SONET), a standard of transmission using optical ber technology. The problem is to nd an optimal clustering of traffic demands in the network such that the total number of node assignmen ..."
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In this paper, we deal with a network design problem arising from the deployment of synchronous optical networks (SONET), a standard of transmission using optical ber technology. The problem is to nd an optimal clustering of traffic demands in the network such that the total number of node assignments (and, hence, adddrop multiplexer equipment requirements) is minmized, while satisfying the ring capacity and node cardinality constraints. This problem can be conceptualized as an edgecapacitated graph partitioning problem with node cardinality constraints. We formulate the problem as a mixedinteger programming model and develop a new branchandcut algorithm along with preprocessing routines for optimally solving the problem. We also prescribe an eective heuristic procedure. Promising computational results are obtained using the proposed method
Quadratic Knapsack Relaxations Using Cutting Planes and Semidefinite Programming
 INTEGER PROGRAMMING AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION, LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
, 1995
"... We investigate dominance relations between basic semidefinite relaxations and classes of cuts. We show that simple semidefinite relaxations are tighter than corresponding linear relaxations even in case of linear cost functions. Numerical results are presented illustrating the quality of these relax ..."
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We investigate dominance relations between basic semidefinite relaxations and classes of cuts. We show that simple semidefinite relaxations are tighter than corresponding linear relaxations even in case of linear cost functions. Numerical results are presented illustrating the quality of these relaxations.
Hilbert Bases and the Facets of Special Knapsack Polytopes
 Mathematics of Operations Research
, 1994
"... Let a set N of items, a capacity F 2 IN and weights a i 2 IN, i 2 N be given. The 0/1 knapsack polytope is the convex hull of all 0/1 vectors that satisfy the inequality X i2N a i x i F: In this paper we present a linear description of the 0/1 knapsack polytope for the special case where a i 2 f ..."
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Let a set N of items, a capacity F 2 IN and weights a i 2 IN, i 2 N be given. The 0/1 knapsack polytope is the convex hull of all 0/1 vectors that satisfy the inequality X i2N a i x i F: In this paper we present a linear description of the 0/1 knapsack polytope for the special case where a i 2 f; g for all items i 2 N and 1 ! b are two natural numbers. The inequalities needed for this description involve elements of the Hilbert basis of a certain cone. The principle of generating inequalities based on elements of a Hilbert basis suggests further extensions. Keywords: complete description, facets, Hilbert basis, knapsack polytope, knapsack problem, separation 1 Introduction and Notation Let a set N of items, a capacity F 2 IN and weights a i 2 IN, i 2 N be given. The problem considered in this paper is the special case of the 0/1 knapsack problem, P i2N a i x i F , x i 2 f0; 1g; i 2 N where ! are given natural numbers, N = N 1 [N 2 is the set of items and N 1 contains all ...
Telecommunication Clustering using Linear and Semidefinite Programming
 Institut fur Mathematik, Universitat Klagenfurt, A  9020
, 2000
"... . Recent advances in optical fiber systems and transmission equipments play a primary role in today's telecommunications networks. The standardized SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology made the rings the most survivable architecture for designing high speed networks. Designing such ne ..."
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. Recent advances in optical fiber systems and transmission equipments play a primary role in today's telecommunications networks. The standardized SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) technology made the rings the most survivable architecture for designing high speed networks. Designing such networks involves not only the configuration of rings at the logical level but also the mapping of such configurations on the physical level, i.e. fiber paths. This paper deals with the problem of finding optimal clusters of nodes to be used as the basis for designing logical rings. In the simplest form, this problem is equivalent to kequipartition, and can be modeled as a quadratic pseudoboolean problem. We consider both linear and semidefinite relaxations and present numerical results on real data from France Telecom networks with up 900 nodes, and also on randomly generated problems. Key words. Graph Partitioning, Semidefinite Programming. 1. Introduction In the early eighties, a new broadb...