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Nonlinear Assignment Problems : Algorithms and Applications :  Algorithms and Applications - Panos M. Pardalos

Nonlinear Assignment Problems : Algorithms and Applications

Algorithms and Applications

By: Panos M. Pardalos (Editor), L.S. Pitsoulis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2000
ISBN: 9780792366461
Number Of Pages: 304

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Nonlinear Assignment Problems (NAPs) are natural extensions of the classic Linear Assignment Problem, and despite the efforts of many researchers over the past three decades, they still remain some of the hardest combinatorial optimization problems to solve exactly. The purpose of this book is to provide in a single volume, major algorithmic aspects and applications of NAPs as contributed by leading international experts. The chapters included in this book are concerned with major applications and the latest algorithmic solution approaches for NAPs. Approximation algorithms, polyhedral methods, semidefinite programming approaches and heuristic procedures for NAPs are included, while applications of this problem class in the areas of multiple-target tracking in the context of military surveillance systems, of experimental high energy physics, and of parallel processing are presented. Audience: Researchers and graduate students in the areas of combinatorial optimization, mathematical programming, operations research, physics, and computer science.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Contributing Authors
Introduction
Multi Index Assignment Problems: Complexity, Approximation, Applicationsp. 1
MD Assignment of Data Associationp. 13
Target-Based Weapon Target Assignment Problemsp. 39
The Nonlinear Assignment Problem in Experimental High Energy Physicsp. 55
Three Index Assignment Problemp. 91
Polyhedral Methods for the QAPp. 109
Semidefinite Programming Approaches to the Quadratic Assignment Problemp. 143
Heuristics for Nonlinear Assignment Problemsp. 175
Symbolic Scheduling of Parameterized Task Graphs on Parallel Machinesp. 217
Decomposition Algorithms for Communication Minimization in Parallel Computingp. 245
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ISBN: 9780792366461
ISBN-10: 0792366468
Series: Combinatorial Optimization
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 17.93  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.65

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