50 Years of Integer Programming 1958-2008: From the Early Years to the State-of-the-Art (Paperback)Michael Junger (editor), Thomas M. Liebling (editor), George L. Nemhauser (editor), William R. Pulleyblank (editor), Gerhard Reinelt (editor), Giovanni Rinaldi (editor), Laurence A. Wolsey (editor), Denis Naddef (editor)
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In 1958, Ralph E. Gomory transformed the field of integer programming when he published a paper that described a cutting-plane algorithm for pure integer programs and announced that the method could be refined to give a finite algorithm for integer programming. In 2008, to commemorate the anniversary of this seminal paper, a special workshop celebrating fifty years of integer programming was held in Aussois, France, as part of the 12th Combinatorial Optimization Workshop.
It contains reprints of key historical articles and written versions of survey lectures on six of the hottest topics in the field by distinguished members of the integer programming community. Useful for anyone in mathematics, computer science and operations research, this book exposes mathematical optimization, specifically integer programming and combinatorial optimization, to a broad audience.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 804
Weight: 1246 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 42 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the reviews:"This volume originates from the 12th Combinatorial Optimization Workshop in Aussois, 2008, where 50 years of integer programming were celebrated. It describes the history and the present state of integer programming. The volume consists of four parts ... . This volume is a precious account of the history and the current state of integer programming." (Rainer Burkard, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 f)
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