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Integer Programming

André Longaray

Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

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Integer Mathematical Optimization NP-Complete Feasibility Chronological Perspective Mathematical Programming Applications in Healthcare Public Transports Logistics Supply Chain Manufacture Industries

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Over the last decades, operational research has represented a scientific milestone in the alignment of mathematical and computational tools to the daily lives of our globalized society. Integer Programming, one of the most widespread mathematical programming techniques in the field, aligns scientific robustness with the ability of their models to adapt to organizational reality. Mathematically, an Integer Programming Problem is a linear programming model in which some or all of the problem variables belong to the integer set. When all variables are integer the model is called pure integer programming; otherwise, it is called mixed-integer programming. This book aims to present the reader to a history of the evolution of Integer Programming and its use in our society. It aims to describe the development of models based on Integer Programming with practical applications in various segments of society, such as healthcare, public transportation, manufacturing, and industry. It also discusses Integer Programming models built for the logistics and supply chain areas in their various possibilities.

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Date completed: October 11th 2019

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Expected publication date: May 19th 2020

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André Longaray

Fundação Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

André Longaray is an Associate Professor of Operational Research at the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG, Brazil) and head of its research group on Operational Research (LabSADi/FURG) since 1998. He got his B.Sc. in Business Administration by FURG in 1994. He received his M.Sc. in Business Administration (1997) and his D.Sc. in Production Engineering and Systems (2004) from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Professor Longaray is a specialist in Mathematical Programming. As a decision scientist, he has more than fifteen years of experience in conducting analytical decision-aiding projects for public and private organizations, such as Public Hospitals, Industries and Ports, using Multicriteria Decision Aid methods.

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