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International Journal of Lifecycle Performance Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Manufacturing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Mathematics in Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Multiphase Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Nanotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Navigation and Observation     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Network Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Optics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Pavement Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Plasticity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Plastics Technology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Polymer Analysis and Characterization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Polymer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Precision Technology     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Production Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Quality and Innovation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Quantum Information     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Science Engineering and Advance Technology     Open Access  
International Journal of Sediment Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Signal and Imaging Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Social Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Space Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Speech Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Surface Engineering and Interdisciplinary Materials Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Systems Assurance Engineering and Management     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Technoethics     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Technology Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Thermal Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Thermodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Turbo & Jet-Engines     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Vehicle Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Vehicle Information and Communication Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Vehicle Safety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Vehicular Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Virtual Technology and Multimedia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Wavelets, Multiresolution and Information Processing     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Nano Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Review of Applied Sciences and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Ionics     Hybrid Journal  
IPTEK The Journal for Technology and Science     Open Access  
IRBM News     Full-text available via subscription  
Irrigation and Drainage Systems     Hybrid Journal  
ISA Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ISRN - International Scholarly Research Notices     Open Access   (Followers: 69)
ISRN Nanotechnology     Open Access  
ISRN Signal Processing     Open Access  
ISRN Thermodynamics     Open Access  
IT Professional     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Aerosol Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 151)
Journal of Alloys and Compounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Analytical Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Analytical Sciences, Methods and Instrumentation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Applied Analysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Applied and Industrial Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Applied Logic     Full-text available via subscription  

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Journal Cover Journal of Global Optimization
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     ISSN (Print) 1573-2916 - ISSN (Online) 0925-5001
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2210 journals]   [SJR: 1.149]   [H-I: 46]
  • Hybrid methods with regularization for minimization problems and
           asymptotically strict pseudocontractive mappings in the intermediate sense
           
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper we introduce an iterative algorithm for finding a common element of the fixed point set of an asymptotically strict pseudocontractive mapping S in the intermediate sense and the solution set of the minimization problem (MP) for a convex and continuously Frechet differentiable functional in Hilbert space. The iterative algorithm is based on several well-known methods including the extragradient method, CQ method, Mann-type iterative method and hybrid gradient projection algorithm with regularization. We obtain a strong convergence theorem for three sequences generated by our iterative algorithm. In addition, we also prove a new weak convergence theorem by a modified extragradient method with regularization for the MP and the mapping S.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Existence theorem for a class of generalized quasi-variational
           inequalities
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper we consider a class of generalized quasi-variational inequalities. The variational problem is studied in the convex set \(X\times Y\) , with \(Y\) bounded and \(X\) unbounded. In the latter settings, we investigate about the solvability of the problem. In particular, by using the perturbation theory, we give an existence result of the solution without requesting any coercivity hypothesis on the operator. Finally, we give an application to the obtained theoretical results in terms of an economic equilibrium problem.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • On cyclic and $$n$$ n -cyclic monotonicity of bifunctions
    • Abstract: Abstract In the recent literature, the connection between maximal monotone operators and the Fitzpatrick function is investigated. Subsequently, this relation has been extended to maximal monotone bifunctions and their Fitzpatrick transform. In this paper we generalize some of these results to maximal \(n\) -cyclically monotone and maximal cyclically monotone bifunctions, by introducing and studying the Fitzpatrick transforms of order \(n\) or infinite order for bifunctions.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Properly optimal elements in vector optimization with variable ordering
           structures
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, proper optimality concepts in vector optimization with variable ordering structures are introduced for the first time and characterization results via scalarizations are given. New type of scalarizing functionals are presented and their properties are discussed. The scalarization approach suggested in the paper does not require convexity and boundedness conditions.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Optimal control of impulsive switched systems with minimum subsystem
           durations
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper presents a new computational approach for solving optimal control problems governed by impulsive switched systems. Such systems consist of multiple subsystems operating in succession, with possible instantaneous state jumps occurring when the system switches from one subsystem to another. The control variables are the subsystem durations and a set of system parameters influencing the state jumps. In contrast with most other papers on the control of impulsive switched systems, we do not require every potential subsystem to be active during the time horizon (it may be optimal to delete certain subsystems, especially when the optimal number of switches is unknown). However, any active subsystem must be active for a minimum non-negligible duration of time. This restriction leads to a disjoint feasible region for the subsystem durations. The problem of choosing the subsystem durations and the system parameters to minimize a given cost function is a non-standard optimal control problem that cannot be solved using conventional techniques. By combining a time-scaling transformation and an exact penalty method, we develop a computational algorithm for solving this problem. We then demonstrate the effectiveness of this algorithm by considering a numerical example on the optimization of shrimp harvesting operations.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Minimum total coloring of planar graph
    • Abstract: Abstract Graph coloring is an important tool in the study of optimization, computer science, network design, e.g., file transferring in a computer network, pattern matching, computation of Hessians matrix and so on. In this paper, we consider one important coloring, vertex coloring of a total graph, which is familiar to us by the name of “total coloring”. Total coloring is a coloring of \(V\cup {E}\) such that no two adjacent or incident elements receive the same color. In other words, total chromatic number of \(G\) is the minimum number of disjoint vertex independent sets covering a total graph of \(G\) . Here, let \(G\) be a planar graph with \(\varDelta \ge 8\) . We proved that if for every vertex \(v\in V\) , there exists two integers \(i_{v},j_{v} \in \{3,4,5,6,7,8\}\) such that \(v\) is not incident with intersecting \(i_v\) -cycles and \(j_v\) -cycles, then the vertex chromatic number of total graph of \(G\) is \(\varDelta +1\) , i.e., the total chromatic number of \(G\) is \(\varDelta +1\) .
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • A parametric solution algorithm for a class of rank-two nonconvex programs
    • Abstract: Abstract The aim of this paper is to propose a solution algorithm for a particular class of rank-two nonconvex programs having a polyhedral feasible region. The algorithm lies within the class of the so called “optimal level solutions” parametric methods. The subproblems obtained by means of this parametrical approach are quadratic convex ones, but not necessarily neither strictly convex nor linear. For this very reason, in order to solve in an unifying framework all of the considered rank-two nonconvex programs a new approach needs to be proposed. The efficiency of the algorithm is improved by means of the use of underestimation functions. The results of a computational test are provided and discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Bound constrained interval global optimization in the COCONUT Environment
    • Abstract: Abstract We introduce a new interval global optimization method for solving bound constrained problems. The method originates from a small standalone software and is implemented in the COCONUT Environment, a framework designed for the development of complex algorithms, containing numerous state-of-the-art methods in a common software platform. The original algorithm is enhanced by various new methods implemented in COCONUT, regarding both interval function evaluations (such as first and second order derivatives with backward automatic differentiation, slopes, slopes of derivatives, bicentered forms, evaluations on the Karush–John conditions, etc.) and algorithmic elements (inclusion/exclusion boxes, local search, constraint propagation). This resulted in a substantial performance increase as compared to the original code. During the selection of the best combination of options, we performed comparison tests that gave empirical answers to long-lasting algorithmic questions (such as whether to use interval gradients or use slopes instead), that have never been studied numerically in such detail before. The new algorithm, called coco_gop_ex, was tested against the prestigious BARON software on an extensive set of bound constrained problems. We found that in addition to accepting a wider class of bound constrained problems and providing more output information (by locating all global minimizers), coco_gop_ex is competitive with BARON in terms of the solution success rates (with the exception of a set of nonlinear least squares problems), and it often outperforms BARON in running time. In particular, coco_gop_ex was around 21 % faster on average over the set of problems solved by both software systems.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Primal and dual approximation algorithms for convex vector optimization
           problems
    • Abstract: Abstract Two approximation algorithms for solving convex vector optimization problems (CVOPs) are provided. Both algorithms solve the CVOP and its geometric dual problem simultaneously. The first algorithm is an extension of Benson’s outer approximation algorithm, and the second one is a dual variant of it. Both algorithms provide an inner as well as an outer approximation of the (upper and lower) images. Only one scalar convex program has to be solved in each iteration. We allow objective and constraint functions that are not necessarily differentiable, allow solid pointed polyhedral ordering cones, and relate the approximations to an appropriate \(\epsilon \) -solution concept. Numerical examples are provided.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Risk-control approach for bottleneck transportation problem with
           randomness and fuzziness
    • Abstract: Abstract Solving transportation problems is essential in engineering and supply chain management, where profitability depends on optimal traffic flow. This study proposes risk-control approaches for two bottleneck transportation problems with random variables and preference levels to objective functions with risk parameters. Each proposed model is formulated as a multiobjective programming problem using robust-based optimization derived from stochastic chance constraints. Since it is impossible to obtain a transportation pattern that optimizes all objective functions, our proposed models are numerically solved by introducing an aggregation function for the multiobjective problem. An exact algorithm that performs deterministic equivalent transformations and introduces auxiliary problems is also developed.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Motzkin predecomposable sets
    • Abstract: Abstract We introduce and study the family of sets in a finite dimensional Euclidean space which can be written as the Minkowski sum of a compact and convex set and a convex cone (not necessarily closed). We establish several properties of the class of such sets, called Motzkin predecomposable, some of which hold also for the class of Motzkin decomposable sets (i.e., those for which the convex cone in the decomposition is requested to be closed), while others are specific of the new family.
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • Note on coloring of double disk graphs
    • Abstract: Abstract The coloring of disk graphs is motivated by the frequency assignment problem. In 1998, Malesińska et al. introduced double disk graphs as their generalization. They showed that the chromatic number of a double disk graph \(G\) is at most \(33\,\omega (G) - 35\) , where \(\omega (G)\) denotes the size of a maximum clique in \(G\) . Du et al. improved the upper bound to \(31\,\omega (G) - 1\) . In this paper we decrease the bound substantially; namely we show that the chromatic number of \(G\) is at most \(15\,\omega (G) - 14\) .
      PubDate: 2014-12-01
       
  • SymNMF: nonnegative low-rank approximation of a similarity matrix for
           graph clustering
    • Abstract: Abstract Nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) provides a lower rank approximation of a matrix by a product of two nonnegative factors. NMF has been shown to produce clustering results that are often superior to those by other methods such as K-means. In this paper, we provide further interpretation of NMF as a clustering method and study an extended formulation for graph clustering called Symmetric NMF (SymNMF). In contrast to NMF that takes a data matrix as an input, SymNMF takes a nonnegative similarity matrix as an input, and a symmetric nonnegative lower rank approximation is computed. We show that SymNMF is related to spectral clustering, justify SymNMF as a general graph clustering method, and discuss the strengths and shortcomings of SymNMF and spectral clustering. We propose two optimization algorithms for SymNMF and discuss their convergence properties and computational efficiencies. Our experiments on document clustering, image clustering, and image segmentation support SymNMF as a graph clustering method that captures latent linear and nonlinear relationships in the data.
      PubDate: 2014-11-19
       
  • A note on the complexity of scheduling problems with linear job
           deterioration
    • Abstract: Abstract Jafari and Moslehi (J Glob Optim 54:389–404, 2012) state that certain single-machine scheduling problems with linear job deterioration are NP-hard. We show that this is not the case for the maximum lateness minimization problem and point out the issues in the analysis of Jafari and Moslehi (J Glob Optim 54:389–404, 2012).
      PubDate: 2014-11-18
       
  • Heuristic rating estimation: geometric approach
    • Abstract: Abstract Heuristic rating estimation is a newly proposed method that supports decisions analysis based on the use of pairwise comparisons. It allows the ranking values of some alternatives (herein referred to as concepts) to be initially known, whilst ranks for other concepts have yet to be estimated. To calculate the missing ranks it is assumed that the priority of every single concept can be determined as the weighted arithmetic mean of the priorities of all the other concepts. It has been shown that the problem has an admissible solution if the inconsistency of the pairwise comparisons is not too high. The proposed approach adopts heuristics according to which a weighted geometric mean is used to determine the missing priorities. In this approach, despite increased complexity, a solution always exists and its existence does not depend on the inconsistency or reciprocity of the input matrix. Thus, the presented approach might be appropriate for a larger number of problems than previous methods. Moreover, it turns out that the geometric approach, as proposed in the article, can be optimal. The optimality condition is presented in the form of a corresponding theorem. A formal definition of the proposed geometric heuristics is accompanied by two numerical examples.
      PubDate: 2014-11-09
       
  • On the existence of saddle points for nonlinear second-order cone
           programming problems
    • Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we study the existence of local and global saddle points for nonlinear second-order cone programming problems. The existence of local saddle points is developed by using the second-order sufficient conditions, in which a sigma-term is added to reflect the curvature of second-order cone. Furthermore, by dealing with the perturbation of the primal problem, we establish the existence of global saddle points, which can be applicable for the case of multiple optimal solutions. The close relationship between global saddle points and exact penalty representations are discussed as well.
      PubDate: 2014-11-06
       
  • Vladimir Fedorovich Demyanov (18.08.1938–18.04.2014)
    • PubDate: 2014-11-01
       
  • Ya. D. Sergeyev, R. G. Strongin and D. Lera: Introduction to global
           optimization exploiting space-filling curves
    • PubDate: 2014-11-01
       
  • R. Paulavičius and J. Žilinskas: Simplicial global optimization
    • PubDate: 2014-10-30
       
  • Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award for a paper published in
           2013
    • PubDate: 2014-10-30
       
 
 
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