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Computational Management Science

Computational Management Science

Editor-in-Chief: Rüdiger Schultz

ISSN: 1619-697X (print version)
ISSN: 1619-6988 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10287

Computational Management Science

Best Paper Award 2011

CMS Best Paper Prize is awarded annually by the editors to a selected publication during the year conveying the quality and scope of the Journal.
Joint winners:
Restricted generalized Nash equilibria and controlled penalty algorithm
Masao Fukushima
Volume 8, Number 3, pp.201-218
The generalized Nash equilibrium problem (GNEP) is a generalization of the standard Nash equilibrium problem, in which each player’s strategy set may depend on the rival players’ strategies. The GNEP has recently drawn much attention because of its capability of modeling a number of interesting conflict situations in, for example, an electricity market and an international pollution control. However, a GNEP usually has multiple or even infinitely many solutions, and it is not a trivial matter to choose a meaningful solution from those equilibria. The paper presents an incremental penalty method for the broad class of GNEPs and show that it can find a GNE under suitable conditions. The paper further defines the restricted GNE for the GNEPs with shared constraints and proposes a controlled penalty method, which includes the incremental penalty method as a subprocedure, to compute a restricted GNE.
Progressive hedging innovations for a class of stochastic mixed-integer resource allocation problems
Jean-Paul Watson and David L. Woodruff
Volume 8, Number 4, pp. 355-370
Numerous planning problems can be formulated as multi-stage stochastic programs and many possess key discrete (integer) decision variables in one or more of the stages. Progressive hedging (PH) is a scenario-based decomposition technique that can be leveraged to solve such problems. Originally devised for problems possessing only continuous variables, PH has been successfully applied as a heuristic to solve multi-stage stochastic programs with integer variables. However, a variety of critical issues arise in practice when implementing PH for the discrete case, especially in the context of very difficult or large-scale mixed-integer problems. Failure to address these issues properly results in either non-convergence of the heuristic or unacceptably long run-times. The paper investigates these issues and describes algorithmic innovations in the context of a broad class of scenario-based resource allocation problem in which decision variables represent resources available at a cost and constraints enforce the need for sufficient combinations of resources.
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