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Feasibility in reverse convex mixed-integer programming


  • Obuchowska, Wiesława T.


In this paper we address the problem of the infeasibility of systems defined by reverse convex inequality constraints, where some or all of the variables are integer. In particular, we provide a polynomial algorithm that identifies a set of all constraints critical to feasibility (CF), that is constraints that may affect a feasibility status of the system after some perturbation of the right-hand sides. Furthermore, we will investigate properties of the irreducible infeasible sets and infeasibility sets, showing in particular that every irreducible infeasible set as well as infeasibility sets in the considered system, are subsets of the set CF of constraints critical to feasibility.

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  • Obuchowska, Wiesława T., 2012. "Feasibility in reverse convex mixed-integer programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 218(1), pages 58-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:218:y:2012:i:1:p:58-67 DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.10.011

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    1. Wiesława Obuchowska, 2010. "Minimal infeasible constraint sets in convex integer programs," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 46(3), pages 423-433, March.
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    1. Obuchowska, Wiesława T., 2014. "Feasible partition problem in reverse convex and convex mixed-integer programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 235(1), pages 129-137.


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