Multilevel Optimization: Algorithms and Applications

  • Athanasios Migdalas
  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Peter Värbrand

Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. P. D. Panagiotopoulos, E. S. Mistakidis, G. E. Stavroulakis, O. K. Panagouli
    Pages 51-90
  3. Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Harald Günzel
    Pages 91-115
  4. Tibor Dudás, Bettina Klinz, Gerhard J. Woeginger
    Pages 165-179
  5. Charles Audet, Pierre Hansen, Brigitte Jaumard, Gilles Savard
    Pages 181-208
  6. Hoang Tuy, Saied Ghannadan
    Pages 231-249
  7. Mahyar Amouzegar, Khosrow Moshirvaziri
    Pages 251-271
  8. Maria Beatrice Lignola, Jacqueline Morgan
    Pages 315-332
  9. Vladimir A. Bulavsky, George Isac, Vyacheslav V. Kalashnikov
    Pages 333-358
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 381-386

About this book


Researchers working with nonlinear programming often claim "the word is non­ linear" indicating that real applications require nonlinear modeling. The same is true for other areas such as multi-objective programming (there are always several goals in a real application), stochastic programming (all data is uncer­ tain and therefore stochastic models should be used), and so forth. In this spirit we claim: The word is multilevel. In many decision processes there is a hierarchy of decision makers, and decisions are made at different levels in this hierarchy. One way to handle such hierar­ chies is to focus on one level and include other levels' behaviors as assumptions. Multilevel programming is the research area that focuses on the whole hierar­ chy structure. In terms of modeling, the constraint domain associated with a multilevel programming problem is implicitly determined by a series of opti­ mization problems which must be solved in a predetermined sequence. If only two levels are considered, we have one leader (associated with the upper level) and one follower (associated with the lower level).


algorithms complexity computation computational complexity design linear optimization Mathematica mechanics modeling nonlinear optimization optimization programming quadratic programming

Editors and affiliations

  • Athanasios Migdalas
    • 1
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 2
  • Peter Värbrand
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Optimization, Department of MathematicsLinköping Institute of TechnologyLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7989-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0307-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-568X
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