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Journal of Computational Physics : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Computer Engineering, System and Science (CESS)     Open Access  
Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Cryptology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Difference Equations and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Differential Equations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Discrete Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Discrete Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Engineering Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Evolution Equations     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Experimental Algorithmics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Flood Risk Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Formalized Reasoning     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Function Spaces     Open Access  
Journal of Functional Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Geochemical Exploration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Geological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Geovisualization and Spatial Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Global Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Global Research in Mathematical Archives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Group Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Homotopy and Related Structures     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Honai Math     Open Access  
Journal of Humanistic Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Hyperbolic Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Industrial Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Inequalities and Applications     Open Access  
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Integrable Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of K-Theory     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Knot Theory and Its Ramifications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Kufa for Mathematics and Computer     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Logical and Algebraic Methods in Programming     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Manufacturing Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of mathematical and computational science     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Mathematical and Fundamental Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Mathematical Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematical Cryptology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Mathematical Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematical Finance     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematical Modelling and Algorithms     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Mathematical Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Mathematics     Open Access  
Journal of Mathematics and Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematics and the Arts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Mathematics in Industry     Open Access  
Journal of Mathematics Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Metallurgy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Modern Mathematics Frontier     Open Access  
Journal of Multidisciplinary Modeling and Optimization     Open Access  
Journal of Multivariate Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Research     Open Access  
Journal of Nonlinear Analysis and Optimization : Theory & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nonlinear Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Numerical Cognition     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Optimization     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Peridynamics and Nonlocal Modeling     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Problem Solving     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Progressive Research in Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Pseudo-Differential Operators and Applications     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Quantitative Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Scientific Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access  
Journal of Symbolic Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the Egyptian Mathematical Society     Open Access  
Journal of the European Mathematical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Institute of Mathematics of Jussieu     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of the London Mathematical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the Nigerian Mathematical Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Topology and Analysis     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Turbulence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Uncertainty Analysis and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Universal Mathematics     Open Access  
Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
JRAMathEdu : Journal of Research and Advances in Mathematics Education     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
JUMLAHKU : Jurnal Matematika Ilmiah STKIP Muhammadiyah Kuningan     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
JURING (Journal for Research in Mathematics Learning)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmiah AdMathEdu     Open Access  
Jurnal Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Matematika Integratif     Open Access  
Jurnal Matematika, Sains, Dan Teknologi     Open Access  
Jurnal Natural     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika Raflesia     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Pembelajaran Matematika Sekolah     Open Access  
Jurnal Penelitian Sains (JPS)     Open Access  
Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Sains Matematika dan Statistika     Open Access  
Jurnal Tadris Matematika     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknologi dan Sistem Komputer     Open Access  
Kontinu : Jurnal Penelitian Didaktik Matematika     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kreano, Jurnal Matematika Kreatif-Inovatif     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Le Matematiche     Open Access  
Learning and Teaching Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Lettera Matematica     Hybrid Journal  
Lietuvos Matematikos Rinkinys     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Limits : Journal of Mathematics and Its Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Linear Algebra and its Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Linear and Multilinear Algebra     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Lithuanian Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal  
LMS Journal of Computation and Mathematics     Free  
Lobachevskii Journal of Mathematics     Open Access  
Logic and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Logic Journal of the IGPL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Logica Universalis     Hybrid Journal  
manuscripta mathematica     Hybrid Journal  
MaPan : Jurnal Matematika dan Pembelajaran     Open Access  
Marine Genomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Matemáticas, Educación y Sociedad     Open Access  
Matematicheskie Zametki     Full-text available via subscription  
Matematika     Open Access  
Matematychni Studii     Open Access  
Mathematica Eterna     Open Access  
Mathematica Scandinavica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mathematica Slovaca     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences     Free  
Mathematical Communications     Open Access  
Mathematical Computation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mathematical Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Medicine and Biology: A Journal of the IMA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mathematical Methods of Statistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Mathematical Modelling and Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Modelling in Civil Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Mathematical Models in Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mathematical Notes     Hybrid Journal  
Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mathematical Programming Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mathematical Sciences     Open Access  
Mathematical Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mathematical Theory and Modeling     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Mathematical Thinking and Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Mathematics and Statistics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mathematics Education Forum Chitwan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mathematics Education Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mathematics Education Research Journal     Partially Free   (Followers: 18)
Mathematics in Science and Engineering     Full-text available via subscription  
Mathematics of Control, Signals, and Systems (MCSS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Mathematics of Quantum and Nano Technologies     Open Access  
Mathématiques et sciences humaines     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Mathematische Annalen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mathematische Nachrichten     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mathematische Semesterberichte     Hybrid Journal  
Mathematische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
MathLAB Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
MATI : Mathematical Aspects of Topological Indeces     Open Access  
MATICS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Matrix Science Mathematic     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Measurement Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Memetic Computing     Hybrid Journal  
Mendel : Soft Computing Journal     Open Access  
Metaheuristics     Hybrid Journal  
Metals and Materials International     Hybrid Journal  
Metascience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Metrology and Instruments / Метрологія та прилади     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Milan Journal of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
Mitteilungen der DMV     Hybrid Journal  
MLQ- Mathematical Logic Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
MONA : Matematik- og Naturfagsdidaktik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Monatshefte fur Mathematik     Hybrid Journal  
Moroccan Journal of Pure and Applied Analysis     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Moscow University Mathematics Bulletin     Hybrid Journal  
MSOR Connections     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MUST : Journal of Mathematics Education, Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nagoya Mathematical Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Nano Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Nanotechnologies in Russia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Natural Resource Modeling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
New Mathematics and Natural Computation     Hybrid Journal  
Nonlinear Analysis : Modelling and Control     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nonlinear Analysis : Theory, Methods & Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications NoDEA     Hybrid Journal  
Nonlinear Engineering     Open Access  
Nonlinear Oscillations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)

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  • Retraction Note to: Multi-agent Based Self-adaptive Genetic Algorithm for
           the Long-term Car Pooling Problem
    • Authors: Yuhan Guo; Gilles Goncalves; Tienté Hsu
      PubDate: 2017-03-31
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-017-9281-7
  • Partial Trade Credit Policy of Retailer in Economic Order Quantity Models
           for Deteriorating Items with Expiration Dates and Price Sensitive Demand
    • Authors: Gour Chandra Mahata
      Pages: 363 - 392
      Abstract: Abstract In a supplier-retailer-customer supply chain, a credit-worthy retailer frequently receives a permissible delay on the entire purchase amount without collateral deposits from his/her supplier (i.e., an up-stream full trade credit). By contrast, a retailer usually requests his/her credit-risk customers to pay a fraction of the purchase amount at the time of placing an order, and then grants a permissible delay on the remaining balance (i.e., a down-stream partial trade credit). Also, in selecting an item for use, the selling price of that item is one of the decisive factors to the customers. It is well known that the higher selling price of item decreases the demand rate of that item where the lesser price has the reverse effect. Hence, the demand rate of an item is dependent on the selling price of that item. In addition, many products such as fruits, vegetables, high-tech products, pharmaceuticals, and volatile liquids not only deteriorate continuously due to evaporation, obsolescence and spoilage but also have their expiration dates. However, only a few researchers take the expiration date of a deteriorating item into consideration. This paper proposes an economic order quantity model to allow for: (a) the strategy that supplier offers retailer a full trade credit policy whereas the retailer offers their customers a partial trade credit policy, (b) selling price dependent demand rate, (c) a profit maximization objective and (d) deteriorating items not only deteriorate continuously but also have their expiration dates. For the objective function sufficient conditions for the existence and uniqueness of the optimal solution are provided. An efficient algorithm is designed to determine the optimal pricing and inventory policies for the retailer. Finally, numerical examples are presented to illustrate the proposed model and the effect of key parameters on optimal solution is examined.
      PubDate: 2015-04-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9269-5
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • GPU implementation of Jacobi Method and Gauss-Seidel Method for Data
           Arrays that Exceed GPU-dedicated Memory Size
    • Authors: Aleksandr Kochurov; Dimitrii Golovashkin
      Pages: 393 - 405
      Abstract: Abstract The paper proposes a method to extend the dimension of grids that GPU-aided implicit finite difference method is capable to work with. The approach is based on the pyramid method. A predictive mathematical model for computation duration is proposed. This model allows to find optimal algorithm parameters. The paper provides computation experiment results that has shown the model to be accurate enough to predict optimal algorithm parameters.
      PubDate: 2015-04-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9272-5
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • Fuzzy Geometric Programming Approach in Multivariate Stratified Sample
           Surveys Under Two Stage Randomized Response Model
    • Authors: Shafi Ullah; Irfan Ali; Abdul Bari
      Pages: 407 - 424
      Abstract: Abstract This paper provide a profound study on optimum allocation of two stage multivariate stratified Warner’s randomized response (RR) model with linear and non linear cost function. The multi-objective problem is formulated as a Geometric Programming Problem (GPP). The fuzzy programming approach is adopted to solve the formulated problem. A numerical example is given to illustrate the computational details of the suggested method.
      PubDate: 2015-04-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9276-1
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • Planning a Capacitated Road Network with Flexible Travel Times: A Genetic
    • Authors: Saber Shiripour; Nezam Mahdavi-Amiri; Iraj Mahdavi
      Pages: 425 - 451
      Abstract: Abstract We are concerned with a capacitated location-multi allocation-routing problem in a road network with flexible travel times. It is assumed that all links are two-way and capacities of the server nodes and arcs for accepting of population are limited. The aim of our work is to find numbers and locations of server nodes, allocation of the existing population in existing demand nodes on the network to the servers and the allocation of existing population in each node to different routes to determine the decided server for each member so that total transportation time is minimized. Here, two basic concepts are considered: multi allocation and flexible travel times. The concept of multi allocation arises from the possibility of allocating the existing population in a demand node to more than one server node. Also, flexible travel times concentrate on impact of traveling population on the times of links simultaneously, that is, depending on how the population is distributed on the network, the travel times on links may be increased. So, to have the least increase in the time of each link, it is necessary to decide upon the distribution of population in the network. We formulate the proposed problem as a mixed-integer nonlinear programming model and then present a genetic algorithm (GA) for solving large problems Finally, we make two sets of numerical experiments and analyze the obtained results by LINGO solver and GA. Numerical results show the proposed GA to be highly efficient.
      PubDate: 2015-05-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9277-0
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • An Adaptive Trust Region Method Based on Simple Conic Models
    • Authors: Qunyan Zhou; Chun Zhang
      Pages: 453 - 467
      Abstract: Abstract A new adaptive trust region algorithm with simple conic models is proposed. By use of the simple conic model, the new method needs less memory capacitance and computational complexity. The nonmonotone and adaptive techniques are introduced to improve the efficiency of the proposed algorithm. The convergence results of the method are proved under certain conditions. Numerical tests show that the new algorithm is efficient and robust.
      PubDate: 2015-03-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9279-y
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • L (0,1)-labelling of Permutation Graphs
    • Authors: Satyabrata Paul; Madhumangal Pal; Anita Pal
      Pages: 469 - 479
      Abstract: Abstract L(0,1)-labelling of a graph G=(V,E) is a function f from the vertex set V(G) to the set of non-negative integers such that adjacent vertices get number zero apart, and vertices at distance two get distinct numbers. The goal of L(0,1)-labelling problem is to produce a legal labelling that minimize the largest label used. In this article, it is shown that, for a permutation graph G with maximum vertex degree Δ, the upper bound of λ 0,1(G) is Δ−1. Finally, we prove that the result is exact for bipartite permutation graph.
      PubDate: 2015-05-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9280-5
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2015)
  • Multi-objective Compromise Allocation in Multivariate Stratified Sampling
           Using Extended Lexicographic Goal Programming with Gamma Cost Function
    • Authors: Yousaf Shad Muhammad; Javid Shabbir; Ijaz Husain; Mitwali Abd-el.Moemen
      Pages: 255 - 265
      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: 2015-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9270-z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • Balking and Reneging Multiple Working Vacations Queue with Heterogeneous
    • Authors: P. Vijaya Laxmi; K. Jyothsna
      Pages: 267 - 285
      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: 2015-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9271-6
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • A New Bi-objective Location-routing Problem for Distribution of Perishable
           Products: Evolutionary Computation Approach
    • Authors: Kaveh Khalili-Damghani; Amir-Reza Abtahi; Amir Ghasemi
      Pages: 287 - 312
      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: 2015-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9274-3
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • Solving Large 0–1 Multidimensional Knapsack Problems by a New Simplified
           Binary Artificial Fish Swarm Algorithm
    • Authors: Md. Abul Kalam Azad; Ana Maria A. C. Rocha; Edite M. G. P. Fernandes
      Pages: 313 - 330
      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: 2015-08-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9275-2
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • Solving the Nonlinear Power Flow Problem Through General Solutions of
           Under-determined Linearised Systems
    • Authors: Roberto de Souza Salgado; Guido Rossetto Moraes
      Pages: 331 - 341
      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
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9273-4
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • A New Search Procedure for the Two-dimensional Orthogonal Packing Problem
    • Authors: S. Grandcolas; C. Pinto
      Pages: 343 - 361
      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
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-015-9278-z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2015)
  • Partial Solutions and MultiFit Algorithm for Multiprocessor Scheduling
    • Authors: Giuseppe Paletta; Alex J. Ruiz-Torres
      Pages: 125 - 143
      Abstract: Abstract A new polynomial algorithm is developed for the classical multiprocessor scheduling problem in which independent jobs are nonpreemptively scheduled on identical parallel machines with the objective of minimizing the makespan, i.e. the latest job finishing time. The algorithm at first generates and merges a set of partial solutions in order to obtain a feasible solution for the multiprocessor scheduling problem. Then a set of bin packing problems are solved in order to improve the solution, by iteratively using a M u l t i F i t type procedure on different job sets. The effectiveness of this approach is evaluated by solving a large number of benchmark instances. The results indicate that the proposed algorithm, called PSMF, is very competitive with well known constructive algorithms for a wide range of instances. Furthermore, PSMF is competitive with respect to some of the best heuristics for parallel machine scheduling problems only when it uses a 2-exchange procedure.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9262-z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Upgrading p -Median Problem on a Path
    • Authors: Ali Reza Sepasian; Freydoon Rahbarnia
      Pages: 145 - 157
      Abstract: Abstract Upgrading p-median problem is a problem of finding the best median of the given graph through modification of its parameters. The current paper develops a polynomial-time model to address this problem when the weights of vertices can be varying under a given budget. Moreover, in the case where the considering graph has a special structure, namely a path, a linear time algorithm will be proposed for solving the problem with uniform cost.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9265-9
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Sufficiency and Duality for Nonsmooth Multiobjective Programming Problems
           Involving Generalized (Φ, ρ )- V -Type I Functions
    • Authors: Chunlei Yan; Baocheng Feng
      Pages: 159 - 172
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, a class of nonsmooth multiobjective programming problems is considered. We introduce the new concepts of (Φ, ρ)-V-type I, (pseudo, quasi) (Φ, ρ)-V-type I and (quasi, pseudo) (Φ, ρ)-V-type I functions, in which the involved functions are locally Lipschitz. Based upon these generalized (Φ, ρ)-V-type I functions, the sufficient optimality conditions for weak efficiency, efficiency and proper efficiency are derived. Mond-Weir duality results are also established under the aforesaid functions.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9264-x
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • On Soft Power Diagrams
    • Authors: S. Borgwardt
      Pages: 173 - 196
      Abstract: Abstract Many applications in operations research begin with a set of points in a Euclidean space that is partitioned into clusters. Common data analysis tasks then are to devise a classifier deciding to which of the clusters a new point is associated, finding outliers with respect to the clusters, or identifying the type of clustering used for the partition. One of the common kinds of clusterings are (balanced) least-squares assignments with respect to a given set of sites. For these, there is a ‘separating power diagram’ for which each cluster lies in its own cell. In the present paper, we aim to develop new, efficient algorithms for outlier detection and the computation of thresholds that measure how similar a clustering is to a least-squares assignment for fixed sites. For this purpose, we devise a new model for the computation of a ‘soft power diagram’, which allows a soft separation of the clusters with ‘point counting properties’; e.g. we are able to prescribe the maximum number of points we wish to classify as outliers. As our results hold for a more general non-convex model of free sites, we describe it and our proofs in this more general way. We show that its locally optimal solutions satisfy the aforementioned point counting properties, by studying the corresponding optimality conditions. For our target applications that use fixed sites, our algorithms are efficiently solvable to global optimality by linear programming.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9263-y
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Reducing the Structure Space of Bayesian Classifiers Using Some General
    • Authors: Heni Bouhamed; Afif Masmoudi; Thierry Lecroq; Ahmed Rebaï
      Pages: 197 - 237
      Abstract: Abstract The use of Bayesian Networks (BNs) as classifiers in different application fields has recently witnessed a noticeable growth. Yet, using the Naïve Bayes application, and even the augmented Naïve Bayes, to classifier-structure learning, has been vulnerable to some extent, which accounts for the resort of experts to other more sophisticated types of algorithms. Consequently, the use of such algorithms has paved the way for raising the problem of super-exponential increase in computational complexity of the Bayesian classifier learning structure, with the increasing number of descriptive variables. In this context, the main objective of our present work lies in trying to conceive further solutions to solve the problem of the intricate algorithmic complexity imposed during the learning of Bayesian classifiers structure through the use of sophisticated algorithms. Our results revealed that the newly suggested approach allows us to considerably reduce the execution time of the Bayesian classifier structure learning without any information loss.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9266-8
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Multi-period Possibilistic Mean Semivariance Portfolio Selection with
           Cardinality Constraints and its Algorithm
    • Authors: Peng Zhang
      Pages: 239 - 253
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, we consider a multi-period portfolio selection problem in a fuzzy investment environment, in which the return and risk of assets are characterized by possibilistic mean value and possibilistic semivariance, respectively. Based on the theories of possibility, a new multi-period possibislistic portfolio selection model is proposed, which contains risk control, transaction costs, borrowing constraints, threshold constraints and cardinality constraints. the proposed model can be transformed into a crisp nonlinear dynamic optimization problem by using fuzzy programming approach. Because of the transaction costs and cardinality constraints, the multi-period portfolio selection is a mix integer dynamic optimization problem with path dependence A forward dynamic programming method is designed to obtain the optimal portfolio strategy. Finally, a comparison analysis of the different cardinality constraints is provided to illustrate the efficiency of the proposed approaches and the designed algorithm.
      PubDate: 2015-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9268-6
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 2 (2015)
  • Second-Order Nondifferentiable Multiobjective Mixed Symmetric Dual
           Programs Over Cones
    • Authors: S. K. Gupta; D. Dangar; N. Kailey; S. Kumar
      Pages: 103 - 123
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, a pair of second-order mixed symmetric nondifferentiable multiobjective dual programs over arbitrary cones where each of the objective functions contains a pair of support functions is considered. Further, weak, strong and converse duality theorems are established under the assumptions of second-order K- (F,ρ)-convexity. Moreover, we have illustrated a numerical example which is second-order K- (F,ρ)-convex but not second-order F-convex. Several special cases are also obtained.
      PubDate: 2015-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10852-014-9260-1
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 1 (2015)
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