Optimization and Industry: New Frontiers / Edition 1

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At the beginning of the new millennium, optimization is undergoing a major transformation in scope and dimension. It is evolving in response to challenges and opportunities from industry. From a largely dominant focus on specific problems, optimization is rapidly expanding to provide all the ingredients for a surge of a much broader development of technological, business and financial innovations. The chapters in the book give information about the latest advances of optimization in telecommunications, supply chain management, auto manufacturing, aerospace engineering, power industry, air traffic management, complexity and others. The book provides a unique opportunity for researchers in optimization and leaders of industry to understand the significance of the changes by presenting the field's accomplishments, new developments and future directions. Audience: The book is written at a level suitable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students as well as research workers and practitioners in computer science, information technology, mathematics, management science and business. The book is quite suitable as a reference or as supplementary reading material for an advanced graduate course.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402011870
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 3/31/2003
  • Series: Applied Optimization Series , #78
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Addressing the Solution of Nonsmooth Optimization Problems Arising in Industry; S.K. Filipowski, M.E. Berge, D.J. Pierce, J. Wu. 2. Heuristic Approaches to Production-Inventory-Distribution Problems in Supply Chains; B. Eksioglu, A. Migdalas, P.M. Pardalos. 3. Optimization in the Automotive Industry; D.R. Jones. 4. Combinatorial Optimization in Telecommunications; M.G.C. Resende. 5. Air Traffic Management at Sydney with Cancellations and Curfew Penalties; J.A. Filar, P. Manyem, M.S. Visser, K. White. 6. Nash Equilibria in Electricity Markets with Fixed Prices Points; E.J. Anderson, H. Xu. 7. Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Strip Packing Problem; M. Iori, S. Maertello, M. Monaci. 8. On the Role of Nonlocal Correlations in Optimization; G. Korotkikh, V. Korotkikh. 9. Global Minimization of Lennard-Jones Clusters by a Two-Phase Monotonic Method; M. Locatelli, F. Schoen. 10. Optimal Placement of Backbone Structures in a Rural Telecommunication Network; M.M. Ali, C. Opperman, B. Thomas, E.M. Wolmarans. 11. Computational Methods for Epilepsy Diagnosis. Visual Perception and EEG; R. Ruseckaite. 12. Evolving Agents for Global Optimization; Baolin Wu, Xinghuo Yu. 13. A Decomposition Approach for Optimal Processing of Telecommunications and Cyberspace Systems; V. Korotkikh, N. Patson. 14. Outsourcing Decision Support: A Web-Based Approach; M.J. Nealon, M.E. Johnston. 15. Intelligent Agent Application within Distributed Networking Simulation System; A.M. Anvar.
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