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EURO Advanced Tutorials on Operational Research

Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming

Authors: Henggeler Antunes, Carlos, Alves, Maria João, Clímaco, João

  • ​Provides a comprehensive introduction to multiobjective optimization, spanning the main concepts, surrogate scalar functions and interactive methods
  • Presents illustrative examples of how to employ the main interactive methods representative of different strategies of search, solution computation techniques and dialog protocols
  • Includes interactive software to be used in the classroom for teaching purposes, for assignments and also for actual decision-making support 
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About this Textbook

This book opens the door to multiobjective optimization for students in fields such as engineering, management, economics and applied mathematics. It offers a comprehensive introduction to multiobjective optimization, with a primary emphasis on multiobjective linear programming and multiobjective integer/mixed integer programming. A didactic book, it is mainly intended for undergraduate and graduate students, but can also be useful for researchers and practitioners. Further, it is accompanied by an interactive software package - developed by the authors for Windows platforms - which can be used for teaching and decision-making support purposes in multiobjective linear programming problems. Thus, besides the textbook’s coverage of the essential concepts, theory and methods, complemented with illustrative examples and exercises, the computational tool enables students to experiment and enhance their technical skills, as well as to capture the essential characteristics of real-world problems.

About the authors

Carlos Henggeler Antunes is Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and researcher at the R&D Institute INESC Coimbra. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, specialization in Optimization and Systems Theory, at the University of Coimbra. He has published papers in international journals including the European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, Energy Conversion and Management, Omega, OR Spectrum, Neurocomputing, Optimization and Engineering, Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society. He is Editor of the EURO Journal on Decision Processes and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Energy Markets. His research interests are focused on multiple objective optimization and metaheuristics, multiple criteria decision analysis, energy systems and policies, energy efficiency.

Maria João Alves is Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and researcher at the R&D Institute INESC Coimbra. She received a first degree in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra and a PhD in Management (specialization in Operational Research) from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra. She is author of several scientific papers published in international journals, including European Journal of Operational Research, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Optimization, Journal of Global Optimization, Applied Mathematics and Computation, and an article in the Encyclopaedia of Optimization. Her research activities are mainly focused on multiobjective optimization, in particular multiobjective linear, mixed-integer, fractional and bilevel programming. Her interests include exact methods and metaheuristics, namely multiobjective evolutionary algorithms and particle swarm optimization, applications and decision support systems.

João Clímaco is Retired Professor at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra, and researcher at the R&D Institute INESC Coimbra. He is member of the Editorial Board of Coimbra University Press. Presently he is collaborating in several projects of SAGE/UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as special invited researcher of the Science without Borders Program. He obtained the MSc degree in Control Systems at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, and the PhD in Electrical Engineering, specialization in Optimization and Systems Theory, at the University of Coimbra. In 2013 the International Society on MCDM awarded him the Georg Cantor Award. He is past Vice-President of ALIO - Latin Ibero-American OR Association and past member of the International Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Group Decision and Negotiation, International Transactions in Operational Research, International Journal of Decision Support Systems. He has co-authored about 130 papers mostly devoted to MCDA methodology, algorithms, telecommunication applications, and environmental applications in journals including European Journal of Operational Research, 4OR, Computers and Operations Research, Journal of Heuristics, Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Networks, Decision Support Systems, Group Decision and Negotiation, International Transactions in Operational Research, Telecommunication Systems, Photonic Network Communications, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Reviews

“This tutorial on multiobjective programming is based on the vast teaching and research experience of the authors. … Readers do not require an advanced mathematics background to grasp the whole content of the book. It is clearly written, accompanied with exercises at the end of each chapter, making it a great contribution to acquiring knowledge in the field of multiobjective optimization.” (Hans W. Ittmann, IFORS News, Vol.11 (2), 2017)


“A peculiar feature of this book is the authors' intention to explain concepts and methods of multiobjective linear programming through examples in low dimensional spaces without any theorems or proofs. This enables the readers grasp the whole content of the book without advanced mathematics background. The book is clearly written, accompanied with exercises for training at the end of each chapter. It is a nice contribution to the field of multiobjective optimization.” (Dinh The Luc, zbMATH 1358.90123, 2017)

“The authors present a textbook in multiobjective programming, based on their vast teaching and research experience. They focus in particular on linear and integer multiobjective programming problems. … The authors provide many illustrative examples, as well as exercise (many of them with solution). This makes the book very useful for undergraduate and graduate students in all the areas where multiobjective programming appears, e.g. students in engineering or economics.” (Marcin Anholcer, Mathematical Reviews, October, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Antunes, Carlos Henggeler (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Formulations and Definitions

    Antunes, Carlos Henggeler (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • Surrogate Scalar Functions and Scalarizing Techniques

    Antunes, Carlos Henggeler (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • Interactive Methods in Multiobjective Linear Programming

    Antunes, Carlos Henggeler (et al.)

    Pages 57-136

  • A Guided Tour of iMOLPe

    Antunes, Carlos Henggeler (et al.)

    Pages 137-159

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-28746-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $89.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-28744-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multiobjective Linear and Integer Programming
Authors
Series Title
EURO Advanced Tutorials on Operational Research
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28746-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28746-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28744-7
Series ISSN
2364-687X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 209
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations, 76 illustrations in colour
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