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Karen Aardal (karen.aardalcwi.nl) Abstract: We study different extended formulations for the set $X =\{x\in\mathbb{Z}^n \mid Ax = Ax^0\}$ in order to tackle the feasibility problem for the set $X_+=X \cap \mathbb{Z}^n_+$. Here the goal is not to find an improved polyhedral relaxation of conv$(X_+)$, but rather to reformulate in such a way that the new variables introduced provide good branching directions, and in certain circumstances permit one to deduce rapidly that the instance is infeasible. For the case that $A$ has one row $a$ we analyze the reformulations in more detail. In particular, we determine the integer width of the extended formulations in the direction of the last coordinate, and derive a lower bound on the Frobenius number of $a$. We also suggest how a decomposition of the vector $a$ can be obtained that will provide a useful extended formulation. Our theoretical results are accompanied by a small computational study. Keywords: integer programming feasibility; integer width; branching directions; reduced lattice bases;Frobenius number Category 1: Integer Programming ((Mixed) Integer Linear Programming ) Citation: PNAR0702, CWI, P.O. Box 94079, 1090 GB Amsterdam, February, 2007 Download: [PDF] Entry Submitted: 02/28/2007 Modify/Update this entry  
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