Composite Programming as an Extension of Compromise Programming

  • Andras Bárdossy
  • Istvan Bogárdi
  • Lucien Duckstein
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 289)


Cost-effective control alternatives are selected by composite programming /an extension of compromise programming/ in order to find a trade-off among objectives or groups of criteria usually facing watershed management or observation network design: economic criteria /agricultural revenue and investment/, environmental criteria /yields of sediment and nutrient/, and hydrologic criteria /water yield/. Composite programming provides a two-level tradeoff analysis: first with different-L-norms within the criteria, then again with a different L norm among the three objectives.

An example of six interconnected watersheds draining into a multipurpose /water supply and recreation/ reservoir and a network design problem of aquifer parameters illustrate the methodology.


Sediment Yield Ideal Point Water Yield Watershed Management Goal Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andras Bárdossy
  • Istvan Bogárdi
  • Lucien Duckstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems and Industrial Engineering DepartmentUniversity of ArizonaUSA

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