Recent Advances and Historical Development of Vector Optimization

Proceedings of an International Conference on Vector Optimization Held at the Technical University of Darmstadt, FRG, August 4–7, 1986

  • Johannes Jahn
  • Werner Krabs

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 294)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-VII
  2. Historical Retrospect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Mathematical Theory

  4. Goal Setting and Decision Making

  5. Engineering Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
  6. Related Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. P. D. Robinson, P. K. Yuen
      Pages 400-405
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 407-409

About these proceedings


In vector optimization one investigates optimization problems in an abstract setting which have a not necessarily real-valued objective function. This scientific discipline is closely related to multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision making. This book contains refereed contributions to the "International Conference on Vector Optimization" held at the Technical University of Darmstadt from August 4-7, 1986. This meeting was an interdisciplinary forum devoted to new results in the theory, to applications as well as to the solution of vector optimization problems which are relevant in practice. Because of the great variety of topics covered by the contributions, the 25 articles of this volume are organized in different sections: Historical retrospect, mathematical theory, goal setting and decision making, engineering applications, and related topics. The papers of the invited State-of-the-Art Tutorials given by Professors J.M. Borwein, H. Eschenauer, W. Stadler and P.L. Yu are also included.


decision making multi-criteria decision making multi-objective optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Jahn
    • 1
  • Werner Krabs
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte MathematikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-18215-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46618-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8442
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