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Advances in Theoretical and Practical Combinatorial Optimzation

Salhi, Said and Eglese, Richard and Hadjiconstantinou, Eleni, eds. (2019) Advances in Theoretical and Practical Combinatorial Optimzation. Annals of Operations Research, 272 (1-2). Springer, USA, 527 pp. (doi:10.1007/s10479-018-3072-z) (KAR id:73377)

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Preface: Advances in Theoretical and Practical Combinatorial Optimization

Said Salhi1, Richard Eglese2, Eleni Hadjiconstantinou3

MO contains seven papers. These include a paper on the integration of network flows in a coloring algorithm by Koster, Scheidweiler, and Tieves; one on a polynomial time algorithm for the minimum flow problem by Khodayifar, Raayatpanah, and Pardalos, and one on a formulation in multi-level capacitated facility location by Irawan and Jones. A.Salhi, Alsoufi, and Yang provide a mixed integer program combined with an evolutionary approach for seaside operations in container ports, while Zare, Borrero, Zeng and Prokopyev have contributed a note on new linearized formulations in bilevel linear integer problems. Fuzzy logic is explored for portfolio optimization by Liagkouras and Metaxiotis, and for supplier selection by Chang.

PF has seven papers that treat inspiring implementations of CO for real-life applications. For example, in the area of scheduling, the use of spare parts in vessel maintenance is dealt with by Kian, Bektaş, and Ouelhadj, while shift scheduling for power station staff is explored by Shuib and Kamarudin. The avoidance of obstacles in off shore wind farms is optimized by Klein and Haugland, and the costing of a product within a supply chain is performed by de Matta. In the health area, the maximization of the expected number of kidney transplants is performed by Alvelos, Klimentova, and Viana; a preventive health care network is designed by Davari; and the layout of an operating theater is produced by Chraibi, Osman, and Kharraja.

Finally, we are grateful to Professor E. Boros for trusting our academic judgment in acting as guest editors of the Annals of Operations Research special issue devoted, but not restricted, to CO2016. We are also thankful to the managing editor, Katie D’Agosta, for her patience and valuable support in preparing this special issue.

1 Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Optimisation, Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

3 School of Business and Law, Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus.

Item Type: Edited book
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10479-018-3072-z
Uncontrolled keywords: Combinatorial and Global Optimization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 15:49 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 04:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73377 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Salhi, Said: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3384-5240
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