## Linear Assignment Problems and Extensions

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Burkard_linearassignment,

author = {Rainer E. Burkard and Eranda Çela},

title = {Linear Assignment Problems and Extensions },

year = {}

}

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### Abstract

This paper aims at describing the state of the art on linear assignment problems (LAPs). Besides sum LAPs it discusses also problems with other objective functions like the bottleneck LAP, the lexicographic LAP, and the more general algebraic LAP. We consider different aspects of assignment problems, starting with the assignment polytope and the relationship between assignment and matching problems, and focusing then on deterministic and randomized algorithms, parallel approaches, and the asymptotic behaviour. Further, we describe different applications of assignment problems, ranging from the well know personnel assignment or assignment of jobs to parallel machines, to less known applications, e.g. tracking of moving objects in the space. Finally, planar and axial three-dimensional assignment problems are considered, and polyhedral results, as well as algorithms for these problems or their special cases are discussed. The paper will appear in the Handbook of Combinatorial Optimization to be published