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In <font size=2>[Wagneur, E., Linear Algebra and its Application, 435, 1786-1795, 2011]</font>, we show that any \(m\)-dimensional tropical torsion module...

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Sustainable wind energy development takes into account socio-cultural variables that can be identified from citizens' concerns about the use of this renewabl...

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The control of microalgae cultivation is approached from passivity-based control perspective. The proposed controller solves set point tracking and stabiliz...

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Microalgae are microscopic plants existing in aquatic environment. They are involved in the production of high value compounds and large scale cultures also...

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Elevated levels of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and accumulation of misfolded &alpha;-synuclein (&alpha;SYN) are recurrent features in a majority of Parkins...

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The brain is the most energy intensive organ in the human body, so it is to be expected that weaknesses in brain energy metabolism could be a potential facto...

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A previous article on the integrative modelling of Parkinson's disease (PD) described a mathematical model with properties that suggested that PD pathogenesi...

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Research into Parkinson's disease (PD) is intensely difficult and time consuming. It is a complex condition that develops over many years in the human brain....

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Unconditional consensus is the property of a consensus algorithm for multiple agents, to produce consensus irrespective of the particular time or state at wh...

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We consider a fluid model of an unreliable production line consisting of <i>n</i> machines and <i>n</i> fixed buffer sizes. These machines produce a single p...

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In this paper, we derive PDF and CDF expressions for the end-to-end SNR of an opportunistic relaying amplify-and-forward (AF) cooperative diversity over inde...

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In cooperative networks, mobile users do not only have the role of a data source or destination but can also act as relays to help transmissions from others....

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We consider multi-antenna base stations using orthogonal frequency-division multiple access and space division multiple access techniques to serve single-a...

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In this article, we provide an analytical framework to assess network level QoS measures for differentiated non-saturated traffic in infrastructure mode 802....

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This paper analyzes the impact of feedback delay on the performance of multiuser selection diversity systems employing orthogonal space-time block coding (OS...

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The paper addresses the optimal production control problems for an unreliable manufacturing system that produces items that can be regarded as conforming or ...

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Given a directed graph with weights on the vertices and on the arcs, a &theta;-improper <i>k</i>-coloring is an assignment of at most <i>k</i> different colo...

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This paper presents the application of a new approach, territorial intelligence modelling for energy development (TIMED), developed in response to growing ...

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We consider the multicommodity network flow formulation of the Multiple Depot Vehicle Scheduling Problem (MDVSP) and investigate several strategies within a ...

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The large-scale (more than 25MW) development of wind energy seems to be a very promising option given climate change and the need to diversify sources of ene...

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In this paper we introduce the discrete time window assignment vehicle routing problem. This problem consists of assigning a single time window from a ...

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In this paper a new procedure for finding an upper bound on the clique number of a given graph is described. Gendron, Hertz and St-Louis (2008) proposed a se...

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We derive conditions on the functions \(\varphi\), \(\rho\), \(v\) and \(w\) such that the 0-1 fractional programming problem`(\max\limits_{x\in {0...

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In this paper, we study the problem introduced by Baptiste et al. (2011) of minimizing the number of steps to unload a set of boxes off a gravity conveyor. W...

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This paper presents the first direct implementation of the positive edge criterion using COIN-OR's CLP, where it has been combined with the Devex pivot rule....

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The BIRCH algorithm (Balanced Iterative Reducing and Clustering Hierarchies) handles massive dataset by reading the data file only once, clustering the data ...

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This paper addresses the NP hard optimization problem of packing identical spheres of unit radii into the smallest sphere (PSS). It models PSS as a non-li...

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This paper studies the pricing strategies of firms belonging to a vertical channel structure where optional contingent products are sold. Optional continge...

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The purpose of this paper is to study the periodic arc routing problem when the arcs of a network behave as customers, and sufficient material is delivered s...

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In this paper, for the purpose of service differentiation in opportunistic spectrum access (OSA) enabled networks, we take different priority queueing discip...

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We consider a two-player differential game of international emissions to represent the interactions between two groups of countries, namely, developed and ...

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In many situations, such as art auctions, privatization of public assets and allocation of television airwaves to wireless carriers, the value of the objec...

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Community detection in networks has been studied extensively in the last decade. Many criteria, expressing the quality of the partitions obtained, as well ...

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A travelling deliveryman needs to find a tour such that the total waiting time of all the customers he has to visit is minimum. The deliveryman starts his ...

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Euclidean Minimum Sum-of-Squares Clustering amounts to finding <i>p</i> prototypes by minimizing the sum of the squared Euclidean distances from a set of ...

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Although General Variable Neighborhood Search (GVNS) is shown to be powerful and robust methodology for solving travelling salesman and vehicle routing pro...

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Sequential clustering aims at determining homogeneous and/or well-separated clusters within a given set of entities, one at a time, until no more such clus...

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Reduced RLT constraints are a special class of Reformulation-Linearization Technique (RLT) constraints. They apply to nonconvex (both continuous and mixed-...

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Given a set of entities, cluster analysis aims at finding subsets, also called clusters or communities or modules, entities of which are homogeneous and well...

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Scheduling often plays an important role in vehicle routing. This paper describes several applications in which the author has been involved in recent years...

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The past decade has seen advances in general methods for symmetry breaking in mixed-integer linear programming. These methods are advantageous for general ...

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Application of the dispersion models in order to address the cannibalization phenomenon within franchised chains is a new approach. In this work we have deve...

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This paper presents a decomposition approach for solving a variant of the Routing and Wavelength Assignment (RWA) problem, in which all connection requests a...

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We propose a quasi-analytical approach for valuing American-style options under Gaussian and double exponential jumps à la Merton (1976) and Kou (2002). Our ...

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The production routing problem (PRP) concerns the production and distribution of a single product from a production plant to multiple customers using capacit...

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We consider a two-period closed-loop supply chain (CLSC) game where a remanufacturer appropriates of the returns' residual value and decides whether to exc...

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We model the role of the world's forests as a major carbon sink and consider the impact that forest depletion has on the accumulation of CO<sub>2</sub> in ...

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In this paper, we provide a decomposition over time of Shapley value for dynamic stochastic discrete-time games, where the uncertainty is described by an eve...

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Blackbox optimization typically arises when the functions defining the objective and constraints of an optimization problem are computed through a computer...

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Finding clusters, or communities, in a graph, or network is a very important problem which arises in many domains. Several models were proposed for its solu...

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Convex nondifferentiable, also known as convex nonsmooth, optimization (NDO) looks at problems where the functions involved are not continuously different...

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This paper is concerned with computing global optimal solutions for maximum k-cut problems. We improve on the SBC algorithm of Ghaddar, Anjos and Liers in...

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Shared-segment protection offers a good compromise between shared link and path protection. In this paper, we further investigate segment protection with res...

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We study the optimisation of a biomass waste to energy conversion system using an adapted Tabu Search heuristic. It corresponds to a non-linear and non-conv...

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Le secteur économique du transport aérien de passagers est soumis à de fortes contraintes dues aux nouveaux acteurs dans le domaine qui tendent les prix vers...

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The MaxSumSum (maximum diversity) problem consists of the selection of <i>p</i> facilities among <i>n</i> candidate locations in a way that the total sum ...

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This paper presents a framework in which many structural credit risk models can be made hybrid by randomizing the default trigger, while keeping the capita...

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We develop a flexible discrete-time hedging methodology that miminizes the expected value of any desired penalty function of the hedging error within a gener...

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The Mesh Adaptive Direct Search (MADS) class of algorithms is designed for nonsmooth optimization, where the objective function and constraints are typical...

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Interior-point methods feature prominently among numerical methods for inequality-constrained optimization problems, and involve the need to solve a sequ...

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Survivability in IP-over-WDM networks has already been extensively discussed in a series of studies. While many studies assume an IP restoration scheme and f...

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The airline fleet assignment problem (FAP) consists of assigning an aircraft type to each flight leg of a flight schedule in order to maximize the airline ...

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We consider different statistical models for the call arrival process in telephone call centers. We evaluate the forecasting accuracy of those models by desc...

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In this paper, we propose new mathematical programming approaches for computing time-dependent bid prices in network revenue management problems. In contrast...

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Betweenness centrality was proposed about 35 years ago by Freeman. Since then, it was widely used mainly for analyzing social networks. According to <i>Web...

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We consider a problem of groundwater management in which a group of farmers overexploits a groundwater stock and causes excessive pollution. A Water Agency...

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In the absence of an international environmental agreement (IEA) on climate change, a country may be reluctant to unilaterally implement environmental acti...

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We determine the threshold herd size at which a biomass waste to energy conversion system becomes commercially viable. The threshold herd size is found by ...

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In this paper we address the problem of dimensioning infrastructure, comprising both network and server resources, for large-scale decentralized distributed...

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In this paper, we derive and empirically test a regime-shifting dynamic term structure model for pricing interest rate caps. The central state variables are...

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<p> <i>p</i>-Cycles have been extensively studied under a single link failure scenario. Even though not as common, single node failures may occur as well,...

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Standard real options theory states that there is a value of waiting and that irreversible investment should be postponed when revenue is uncertain. Past lit...

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Stochastic programming can yield significant savings over deterministic approaches. For example, the stochastic approach for the shift scheduling problem sol...

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Dispersion problems consist of the selection of a fixed number of vertices from a given set so that some function of the distances among the vertices is maxi...

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Since the late forties of the last century, methods of operations research have been extensively used to solve problems in graph theory, and graph theory has...

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We introduce a Laplacian and a signless Laplacian for the distance matrix of a connected graph, called the <i>distance Laplacian</i> and <i>distance signless...

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This paper generalizes the notion of <i>set of</i> &#949;<i>-proper equilibria</i> to polymatrix games. We use 0-1 mixed quadratic and linear programming op...

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This paper sets two alternate de nitions of Perfect Nash Equilibria for Polymatrix Games. We present two linear programming formulations to identify perfect...

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We study the stability and the stability index of the meet game form defined on a meet semilattice. Given any active coalition structure, we show that the s...

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The paper answers an open problem introduced by Bezdek and Fodor in 2000. The width of any unit-diameter octagon is shown to be less than or equal to `(\fra...

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Current network planning and design methods use the average delay, packet loss and throughput as metrics to optimize the network cost and performance. New...

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In IP-over-WDM networks, protection can be offered at the optical layer or at the IP layer. Today, it is well acknowledged that synergies need to be develope...

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We present ACRE, an Automatic aspeCt cREator, to use aspect-oriented programming to test multi-platform software programs written in C++. ACRE allows devel...

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This paper develops a dynamic risk management model to determine a firm's optimal risk management strategy. This strategy has two elements: first, for low ...

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In this paper a new branch-price-and-cut method for a maritime inventory routing problem for one of the world's largest producers of liquefied natural gas (L...

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This paper presents the design, implementation, and the first experimental results of an architecture for autonomous demand-side load management (ADSM) syste...

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A minimum equicut of an edge-weighted graph is a partition of the nodes of the graph into two sets of equal size such that the sum of the weights of ed...

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The inventory routing problem (IRP) and the production routing problem (PRP) are two difficult problems arising in the planning of integrated supply chains...

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This paper presents an analysis of Canadian energy and climate policies in terms of the coherence between federal and provincial/territorial strategies. Afte...

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Interior-point methods in semi-definite programming (SDP) require the solution of a sequence of linear systems which are used to derive the search directions...

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This paper presents a framework to determine optimal maintenance planning of a fleet of complex and independent systems. They are made up of several major co...

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Finding <i>p</i> prototypes by minimizing the sum of the squared distances from a set of points to its closest prototype is a well-studied problem in cluste...

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Given Cloud Computing geographical distribution on multiple regions, the location of data centers, servers and software components and the way information is...

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OPAL is a general-purpose system for modeling and solving algorithm optimization problems. OPAL takes an algorithm as input, and as output it suggests para...

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Implementations of the Simplex method differ only in very specific aspects such as the pivot rule. Similarly, most relaxation methods for mixed-integer ...

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Wavelets have been successfully used for nonparametric function estimation, but a major challenge in density and hazard estimation is that the function must ...

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Although stochastic programming is probably the most effective frameworks for handling decision problems that involve uncertain variables, it is always a cos...

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The problem of coordinating a fleet of vehicles so that all demand points on a territory are serviced and that the workload is most evenly distributed among ...

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Facility layout is a well-known operations research problem that arises in numerous areas of applications. The multi-row facility layout problem is concerne...

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The analytic center cutting plane method and its proximal variant are well known techniques for solving convex programming problems. We propose two seq...

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A game theoretical model featuring a manufacturer and two dealers is proposed to investigate the effects of downstream horizontal integration on network perf...

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