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Optimization Online Digest — October 2011

Applications — OR and Management Sciences

Daily Scheduling of Nurses in Operating Suites
Arezou Mobasher, Gino Lim, Jonathan Bard, Victoria Jordan

Robust Rankings for College Football
Samuel Burer

A new robust cycle-based inventory control policy
Yupeng Chen, Garud Iyengar

Modeling recreational systems using optimization techniques and information technologies
Oleg Shcherbina, Elena Shembeleva

Applications — Science and Engineering

Informatively optimal levels of confidence for mesurement uncertainty
David Kisets

Deterministic Kalman Filtering on Semi-infinite Interval
Leonid Faybusovich, Thanasak Mouktonglang

Combinatorial Optimization

Improved Bounds for Large Scale Capacitated Arc Routing Problem
Rafael Martinelli, Marcus Poggi, Anand Subramanian

Optimal Toll Design: A Lower Bound Framework for the Asymmetric Traveling Salesman Problem
Alejandro Toriello

Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization

An Adaptive Gradient Sampling Algorithm for Nonsmooth Optimization
Frank Curtis, Xiaocun Que

Subdifferential of the conjugate function in general Banach spaces
Rafael Correa, Abderrahim Hantoute

Partial Smoothness,Tilt Stability, and Generalized Hessians
Adrian Lewis, Shanshan Zhang

Alain B. Zemkoho

Customized proximal point algorithms for linearly constrained convex minimization and saddle-point problems: a uniform approach
Guoyong Gu, Bingsheng He, Xiaoming Yuan

Optimization problems with value function objectives
Alain B. Zemkoho

Global Optimization

Optimization over the Efficient Set of a Bicriteria Convex Programming Problem
Thi Bach Kim NGUYEN, Ngoc Thang TRAN

Approximate spectral factorization for design of efficient sub-filter sequences
Björn Norell, Oleg Burdakov, Mats Andersson, Hans Knutsson

Infinite Dimensional Optimization

A well-posed shooting algorithm for optimal control problems with singular arcs
M. Soledad Aronna, J. Frederic Bonnans, Pierre Martinon

Partially affine control problems: second order conditions and a well-posed shooting algorithm
M. Soledad Aronna

Integer Programming

How tight is the corner relaxation? Insights gained from the stable set problem
Gérard Cornuéjols, Carla Michini, Giacomo Nannicini

Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

Correlative Sparsity Structures and Semidefinite Relaxations for Concave Cost Transportation Problems with Change of Variables
Tomohiko Mizutani, Makoto Yamashita

Improved lower bounds for the 2-page crossing numbers of K(m,n) and K(n) via semidefinite programming
Etienne De Klerk, Dmitrii V. Pasechnik

Differentiable exact penalty functions for nonlinear second-order cone programs
Ellen H. Fukuda, Paulo J. S. Silva, Masao Fukushima

Nonlinear Optimization

A robust Kantorovich's theorem on inexact Newton method with relative residual error tolerance
O. P. Ferreira, B. F. Svaiter

Regularized Sequential Quadratic Programming
Philip Gill, Daniel Robinson

Optimization Software and Modeling Systems

A C++ application programming interface for biased random-key genetic algorithms
Rodrigo F. Toso, Mauricio G. C. Resende

Stochastic Programming

Higher-Order Confidence Intervals for Stochastic Programming using Bootstrapping
Mihai Anitescu, Cosmin Petra

Other Topics

A semi-discrete in time approximation for a model first order-finite horizon mean field game problem
F. Camilli, F. J. Silva

Characterization of local quadratic growth for strong minima in the optimal control of semi-linear elliptic equations
Terence BAYEN, J. Frédéric BONNANS, Francisco J. SILVA

A Primal-Dual Algorithm for Computing a Cost Allocation in the Core of Economic Lot-Sizing Games
Mohan Gopaladesikan, Nelson A. Uhan, Jikai Zou

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