Contreras, Ivan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000000202358108, Armando Zetina, Carlos, Fernández, Elena and LunaMota, Carlos (2017) Solving the Optimum Communication Spanning Tree Problem. European Journal of Operational Research . ISSN 03772217 (In Press)
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Abstract
This paper presents an algorithm based on Benders decomposition to solve the optimum communication spanning tree problem. The algorithm integrates within a branchandcut framework a stronger reformulation of the problem, combinatorial lower bounds, intree heuristics, fast separation algorithms, and a tailored branching rule. Computational experiments show solution time savings of up to three orders of magnitude compared to stateoftheart exact algorithms. In addition, our algorithm is able to prove optimality for five unsolved instances in the literature and four from a new set of larger instances.
Divisions:  Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering 

Item Type:  Article 
Refereed:  Yes 
Authors:  Contreras, Ivan and Armando Zetina, Carlos and Fernández, Elena and LunaMota, Carlos 
Journal or Publication:  European Journal of Operational Research 
Date:  6 December 2017 
Funders: 

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):  10.1016/j.ejor.2018.07.055 
Keywords:  Networks; Network optimization; Benders decomposition; Spanning trees 
ID Code:  984182 
Deposited By:  ALINE SOREL 
Deposited On:  22 Aug 2018 15:41 
Last Modified:  08 Aug 2020 00:00 
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