Efficient solution techniques for large Mix Integer Linear Programming problems

Objectives: To present relaxation and decomposition techniques  to  tackle  Mix Integer Linear Programming problems of large dimensions effectively. To analyse and implement resolution methods using  columns and/or constraints generation techniques.


  • Dantzig-Wolfe Decomposition Methods and Column Generation  for  LPs 

  • Branch and Price for MILPs

  • Benders Decomposition Methods for  LPs 

  • Lagrangian Relaxation

  • Applications


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  • J. F. Benders. Partitioning procedures for solving mixed-variables programming problems.  Numer. Math. 4, 3,  1962, pp. 238–252.