Cybernetics and Systems Analysis

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 76–84 | Cite as

Complexity of One Packing Optimization Problem

  • O. M. Trofymchuk
  • V. A. Vasyanin
  • V. N. Kuzmenko


The authors consider packing optimization for elements of a square matrix, which are given by positive integers, into blocks of fixed size. The problem is formulated and its combinatorial intractability is discussed. The problem is proved to be NP-complete. This is done by polynomial reduction of an NP-complete minimum-cost integer multicommodity flow problem to this problem.


packing optimization integer multicommodity flow labor input of exhaustive search polynomial reducibility NP-complete problems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. Trofymchuk
    • 1
  • V. A. Vasyanin
    • 1
  • V. N. Kuzmenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Telecommunications and Global Information SpaceNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.V. M. Glushkov Institute of CyberneticsNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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