Global Optimization and Constraint Satisfaction: Second International Workshop, COCOS 2003, Lausanne, Switzerland, Nevember 18-21, 2003, Revised Selected Papers / Edition 1

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This book constitutes the throughly refereed post-proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Global Optimization and Constraint Satisfaction, COCOS 2003, held in Lausanne, Switzerland in Nowember 2003.

The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully selected and went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are devoted to theoretical, algorithmic, and application-oriented issues in global constrained optimization and constraint satisfaction; they are organized in topical sections on constraint satisfaction problems, global optimization, and applications.

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Constraint Satisfaction.- Efficient Pruning Technique Based on Linear Relaxations.- Inter-block Backtracking: Exploiting the Structure in Continuous CSPs.- Accelerating Consistency Techniques and Prony’s Method for Reliable Parameter Estimation of Exponential Sums.- Global Optimization.- Convex Programming Methods for Global Optimization.- A Method for Global Optimization of Large Systems of Quadratic Constraints.- A Comparison of Methods for the Computation of Affine Lower Bound Functions for Polynomials.- Using a Cooperative Solving Approach to Global Optimization Problems.- Global Optimization of Convex Multiplicative Programs by Duality Theory.- Applications.- High-Fidelity Models in Global Optimization.- Incremental Construction of the Robot’s Environmental Map Using Interval Analysis.- Nonlinear Predictive Control Using Constraints Satisfaction.- Gas Turbine Model-Based Robust Fault Detection Using a Forward – Backward Test.- Benchmarking on Approaches to Interval Observation Applied to Robust Fault Detection.

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