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 Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms   [SJR: 0.358]   [H-I: 19]   [4 followers]  Follow         Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)    ISSN (Print) 1570-1166 - ISSN (Online) 1572-9214    Published by Springer-Verlag  [2302 journals]
• A New Search Procedure for the Two-dimensional Orthogonal Packing Problem
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper we propose a new exact procedure for the two-dimensional orthogonal packing problem, based on F. Clautiaux et al. approach (Clautiaux et al. Eur. J. Oper. Res. 183(3), 1196–1211, 2007). The principle consists in searching first the positions of the items on the horizontal axis, so as that, at each position, the sum of the heights of the items does not exceed the height of the bin. Each time a valid placement of all the items is encountered, another procedure determines if it can be extended to a solution of the packing problem, searching the positions of the items on the vertical axis. Novel aspects of our approach include a simple and efficient search procedure, which only generates restricted placements, at least in a first stage, in order to reduce the search space, and the memorization of unsuccessful configurations, which are then used to detect dead-ends. We tested our implementation on a selection of orthogonal packing problems and strip packing problems, and we compared our results with those of recent successful approaches.
PubDate: 2015-03-14

• Solving the Nonlinear Power Flow Problem Through General Solutions of
Under-determined Linearised Systems
• Abstract: Abstract This work focuses on the solution of a set of algebraic nonlinear equations representing the steady state operation of electrical power systems. The classical modelling of the so-called power flow problem requires the statement of the power balance equations and the specification of some network variables. Usually Newton method is applied to solve these equations, which requires the solution of a linear system at each iteration. Here, the formulation of the power flow problem is modified by increasing the number of variables to be computed, such that an under-determined linear system is solved at each iteration. This strategy imparts flexibility to obtain solutions with respect to selected performance indexes. Numerical results obtained with test-systems ranging from 26 to 1916 equations and 30 to 2013 variables illustrate the main features of the proposed application.
PubDate: 2015-03-08

• Solving Large 0–1 Multidimensional Knapsack Problems by a New
Simplified Binary Artificial Fish Swarm Algorithm
• Abstract: Abstract The artificial fish swarm algorithm has recently been emerged in continuous global optimization. It uses points of a population in space to identify the position of fish in the school. Many real-world optimization problems are described by 0–1 multidimensional knapsack problems that are NP-hard. In the last decades, several exact as well as heuristic methods have been proposed for solving these problems. In this paper, a new simplified binary version of the artificial fish swarm algorithm is presented, where a point/fish is represented by a binary string of 0/1 bits. Trial points are created by using crossover and mutation in the different fish behavior that are randomly selected by using two user defined probability values. In order to make the points feasible, the presented algorithm uses a random heuristic drop-item procedure followed by an add-item procedure aiming to increase the profit throughout the adding of more items in the knapsack. A cyclic reinitialization of 50 % of the population, and a simple local search that allows the progress of a small percentage of points towards optimality and after that refines the best point in the population greatly improve the quality of the solutions. The presented method is tested on a set of benchmark instances and a comparison with other methods available in literature is shown. The comparison shows that the proposed method can be an alternative method for solving these problems.
PubDate: 2015-02-28

• A New Bi-objective Location-routing Problem for Distribution of Perishable
Products: Evolutionary Computation Approach
• Abstract: Abstract Supply, manufacture, and distribution of perishable products are challenging jobs in supply chains. Location of warehouses and routing of vehicles are essential issues to distribute perishable products properly. In this paper, a new bi-objective mixed integer mathematical programming is proposed to reduce the total cost of the supply chain and to balance the workload of distribution centers while the due dates of delivery of perishable product are met, concurrently. The considered properties and constraints of proposed model made it well-posed to illustrate the real life situation. As the proposed model is NP-Hard, an evolutionary algorithm called Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II) is customized to solve the problem. The structure of chromosome and genetic operators are customized for the problem. The performance of proposed NSGA-II and an efficient exact Multi-objective method, called ε-constraint, is compared using accuracy and diversity metrics on several benchmark instances.
PubDate: 2015-02-24

• Balking and Reneging Multiple Working Vacations Queue with Heterogeneous
Servers
• Abstract: Abstract This paper presents the analysis of a renewal input multiple working vacations queue with balking, reneging and heterogeneous servers. Whenever the system becomes empty the second server leaves for a working vacation whereas the first server remains idle in the system. During a working vacation the second server provides service at a slower rate rather than completely stopping service. The steady-state probabilities of the model are obtained using supplementary variable and recursive techniques. Various performance measures of the model such as expected system length, expected balking rate, etc., have been discussed. Finally, some numerical results have been presented to show the effect of model parameters on the system performance measures.
PubDate: 2015-01-23

• Multi-objective Compromise Allocation in Multivariate Stratified Sampling
Using Extended Lexicographic Goal Programming with Gamma Cost Function
• Abstract: Abstract In the present paper, a new Gamma cost function is proposed for an optimum allocation in multivariate stratified random sampling with linear regression estimator. Extended lexicographic goal programming is used for solution of multi-objective non-linear integer allocation problem. A real data set is used to illustrate the application.
PubDate: 2014-12-18

• Efficiency Improvement Strategy Under Constant Sum of Inputs
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we have formulated Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) models to reduce the inputs in an inefficient Decision Making Unit (DMU) when the specific inputs are under the constant sum constraint. We have also extended the models to reallocate the excess input without any reduction in efficiency of other DMUs. These DEA models and methods developed in this work will help decision makers in developing an optimal strategy to transfer excess input to other DMUs. Theoretical results have been illustrated with the help of a case study.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• Sea SAR Images Analysis to Detect Oil Slicks in Algerian Coasts
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we investigate the performance of partition features derived from histogram analysis to isolate dark spots which are candidates to be oil spills in SAR images. The first partition is carried out to obtain preliminary clusters of the pixels on the basis of their grey level intensities and threshold values deduced from the histogram. The detection process is achieved by a contextual partition where the conflict pixels are attributed to their region involving local information about pre-etiqueted pixels neighbouring the pixel in question. For pixel’s assignment, we propose two decision criteria: the first based on Local Probability Maximization (LPM) while the second uses a Chi-squared test (χ 2). We considered variable context in order to characterize the sea texture and dark spots. This method is tested on ERS-2 SAR Precision Image (PRI) covering Algerian coasts and gave promising results which are useful for the identification process.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• Web Page Textual Color Contrast Compensation for CVD Users Using
Optimization Methods
• Abstract: Abstract With this paper, we propose two methods for color contrast compensation of the textual information contained in a web page using numerical optimization. The optimization process can be reduced to the minimization of a single objective function which aims to achieve an on-the-fly compensation inducing a small amount of change in the original colors. Mass-spring system based optimization and CMA-ES metaheuristics are compared with the problem in order to assess their efficiency for compensating the loss. Experiments conducted on real and artificial datasets, prove the methods efficiency even with a small number of evaluations. Also, the methods behaviour is bound to the amount of compensation needed.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• A PTAS for a Particular Case of the Two-machine Flow Shop with Limited
Machine Availability
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper we develop a polynomial-time approximation scheme for a particular case of the two-machine flow shop scheduling problem with several availability constraints on the second machine under the resumable scenario.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• A Graphical Approach to Solve an Investment Optimization Problem
• Abstract: Abstract We consider a project investment problem, where a set of projects and an overall budget are given. For each project, a piecewise linear profit function is known which describes the profit obtained if a specific amount is invested into this project. The objective is to determine the amount invested into each project such that the overall budget is not exceeded and the total profit is maximized. For this problem, a graphical algorithm (GrA) is presented which is based on the same Bellman equations as the best known dynamic programming algorithm (DPA) but the GrA has several advantages in comparison with the DPA. Based on this GrA, a fully-polynomial time approximation scheme is proposed having the best known running time. The idea of the GrA presented can also be used to solve some similar scheduling or lot-sizing problems in a more effective way, e.g., the related problem of finding lot-sizes and sequencing several products on a single imperfect machine.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• Goal Directed Programming for Determining Process Efficiency Using Data
Envelopment Analysis
• Abstract: Abstract There are numerous measurement methods for process performance control. One of which, widely used in quality control programs, is process capability (C p ) index. The advantage of this index is due to the high amount of information extracted from it. Since C p is independent from a particular measurement unit it can be used to compare several quite different processes. While the relative efficiency of the process performance based on the C p for a period is satisfying, the process may lose efficiency in the next period for variety of reasons and could not keep up with the standard limits. The objective of this paper is to develop a new approach for measuring the relative efficiency of peer decision making units (DMUs) based upon process capability indices. A case study demonstrates the applicability of the proposed approach.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• On Compromise Mixed Allocation in Multivariate Stratified Sampling with
Random Parameters
• Abstract: Abstract For estimating the population mean Clark and Steel (Stat. 49, 1970–207 2000) worked out the optimum allocation of sample sizes to strata and stages with simple additional constraints to use different type of allocations in different strata. Ahsan et al. (Aligarh J. Statist. 25, 87–97 2005) used the same idea to work out optimum allocation in univariate stratified sampling and called it a ‘Mixed Allocation’. Later on Varshney and Ahsan (J. Indian Soc. Agr. Stat. 65(3), 291–296, 2011) extended this work for multivariate stratified sampling and called it a compromise mixed allocation. This article presents a more realistic approach to the compromise mixed allocation by formulating the problem as a Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problem in which the stratum-wise measurement costs and the sample stratum standard deviations are independent random variables with known probability distributions. The application of this approach is exhibited through a numerical example with normal distributions of the random parameters. The proposed compromise mixed allocation is compared with some other well known compromise allocations available in multivariate stratified sampling literature. It is found that the author’s proposed compromise mixed allocation is the most efficient allocation among the discussed allocations. A simulation study is also carried out to support the claim made by the authors on the basis of the results of the numerical example.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• A Generic Interior-point Algorithm for Monotone Symmetric Cone Linear
Complementarity Problems Based on a New Kernel Function
• Abstract: Abstract Kernel functions play an important role in defining new search directions for interior-point algorithms for solving monotone linear complementarity problems. In this paper we present a new kernel function which yields the complexity bounds $${\mathcal O}(\sqrt{r}\log r\log\frac{r}{\epsilon})$$ and $${\mathcal O}(\sqrt{r}\log\frac{r}{\epsilon})$$ for large-and small-update methods, respectively, which are currently the best known bounds for such methods.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• Optimal SVM Classification for Compact Polarimetric Data Using Stokes
Parameters
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper, our objective is twofold: first, to assess the potential of the new compact polarimetry imaging radar system called hybrid-polarimetry (CL-pol): circular transmitted polarization and coherent dual linear receive polarizations for full characterization and exploitation of the backscattered field. Useful characteristics that are unique to the hybrid-polarity architecture are invariance to geometrical orientations and minimizing on-board resource requirements. Second, to develop a classification polarimetric method based on the support vector machine (SVM) which uses full- and the compact-pol modes. We present a study of the polarimetric information content derived from the decomposition for the CL-mode using Stokes parameter data products and from Freeman-Durden-decomposition derived from the full-pol imaging mode. We compare SVM classification both among the partial polarimetric datasets and against the full quad-pol dataset. We illustrate our results by using the polarimetric SAR images of Algiers city in Algeria acquired by the RadarSAT2 (FQ19) in C-band.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

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• PubDate: 2014-12-01

• A Large-Update Interior-Point Method for Cartesian P ∗ ( κ
)-LCP Over Symmetric Cones
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we propose a new large-update interior point algorithm for the Cartesian P ∗(κ) linear complementarity problem over symmetric cones (SCLCP) based on a parametric kernel function, which determines both search directions and the proximity measure between the iterate and the μ-center. Using Euclidean Jordan algebras, we derive the iteration bound that match the currently best known iteration bound for large update methods.
PubDate: 2014-12-01

• CUBLAS-aided Long Vector Algorithms
• Abstract: Abstract The paper propose vector methods that allow you to use GPU-processors more rationally. The approach is based on using long vectors of arguments instead of short matrix rows. Efficiency of the method is verified by comparisons with a library OpenCurrent.
PubDate: 2014-11-25

• A new Hybrid Projection Algorithm for Solving the Split Generalized
Equilibrium Problems and the System of Variational Inequality Problems
• Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we introduced modified Mann iterative algorithms by the new hybrid projection method for finding a common element of the set of fixed points of a countable family of nonexpansive mappings, the set of the split generalized equilibrium problem and the set of solutions of the general system of the variational inequality problem for two-inverse strongly monotone mappings in real Hilbert spaces. The strong convergence theorem of the iterative algorithm in Hilbert spaces under certain mild conditions are provided.
PubDate: 2014-10-03

• Image-Filtering and Optimization of Rainy Cells
• Abstract: Abstract This paper deals with the identification and elimination of ground echoes in radar images using their textural features. The images collected in Setif (Algeria) by a non Doppler radar, are processed. Two kinds of texture-based techniques have been considered, consisting in calculating either the histograms of their sum and difference or the pattern recognition. Energy and local homogeneity are found to be the textural parameters that clearly separate the precipitation and ground echoes. To get only the rainfall echoes, the resulting template is applied to each of the raw radar images and the filtering is improved by removing the residual clutter with pattern recognition. This method allows as to completely removing the ground clutter with minimal alterations of the rain echoes with reduced calculation time. It has the advantages of effectiveness and simplicity. However, when there is overlap of precipitation echoes with the ground echoes, significant small cells may occur. In this case, these cells are restored by interpolating from neighboring pixels with a regularization function. The application of this optimization algorithm of filtered images can effectively reproduce true structure of clouds. The radar images can be processed in real-time because the computation time needed by these techniques is small.
PubDate: 2014-06-10

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