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Graphs, Algorithms, and Optimization, Second Edition

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William Kocay, Donald L. Kreher
September 26, 2016

The second edition of this popular book presents the theory of graphs from an algorithmic viewpoint. The authors present the graph theory in a rigorous, but informal style and cover most of the main areas of graph theory. The ideas of surface topology are presented from an intuitive point of view. W...

New Concepts and Trends of Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making

Gwo-Hshiung Tzeng, Kao-Yi Shen
August 18, 2017

When people or computers need to make a decision, typically multiple conflicting criteria need to be evaluated; for example, when we buy a car, we need to consider safety, cost and comfort. Multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) has been researched for decades. Now as the rising trend of big-data...

Introduction to Scheduling

Yves Robert, Frederic Vivien
June 14, 2017

Full of practical examples, Introduction to Scheduling presents the basic concepts and methods, fundamental results, and recent developments of scheduling theory. With contributions from highly respected experts, it provides self-contained, easy-to-follow, yet rigorous presentations of the material...

Systems Evaluation: Methods, Models, and Applications

Sifeng Liu, Naiming Xie, Chaoqing Yuan, Zhigeng Fang
June 14, 2017

A book in the Systems Evaluation, Prediction, and Decision-Making Series, Systems Evaluation: Methods, Models, and Applications covers the evolutionary course of systems evaluation methods, clearly and concisely. Outlining a wide range of methods and models, it begins by examining the method of...

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization: A Finite-Dimensional View

Anulekha Dhara, Joydeep Dutta
May 31, 2017

Optimality Conditions in Convex Optimization explores an important and central issue in the field of convex optimization: optimality conditions. It brings together the most important and recent results in this area that have been scattered in the literature—notably in the area of convex...

Rough Multiple Objective Decision Making

Jiuping Xu, Zhimiao Tao
May 31, 2017

Under intense scrutiny for the last few decades, Multiple Objective Decision Making (MODM) has been useful for dealing with the multiple-criteria decisions and planning problems associated with many important applications in fields including management science, engineering design, and...

Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems

Magdi S. Mahmoud
May 22, 2017

Based on the many approaches available for dealing with large-scale systems (LSS), Decentralized Control and Filtering in Interconnected Dynamical Systems supplies a rigorous framework for studying the analysis, stability, and control problems of LSS. Providing an overall assessment of LSS theories...

Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models

Joseph Geunes
March 30, 2017

A reference for those working at the interface of operations planning and optimization modeling, Operations Planning: Mixed Integer Optimization Models blends essential theory and powerful approaches to practical operations planning problems. It presents a set of classical optimization models with...

Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications

Natarajan Gautam
March 29, 2017

Written with students and professors in mind, Analysis of Queues: Methods and Applications combines coverage of classical queueing theory with recent advances in studying stochastic networks. Exploring a broad range of applications, the book contains plenty of solved problems, exercises, case...

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Environmental Applications and Case Studies

Igor Linkov, Emily Moberg
March 29, 2017

Environmental management is often complicated and multidisciplinary and the issues that arise can be difficult to solve analytically. Often, decision makers take ad hoc approaches, which may result in the ignoring of important stakeholder opinions or decision criteria. Multi-criteria decision...

Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach

Javier Faulin, Angel A. Juan, Scott E. Grasman, Michael J. Fry
March 29, 2017

In real-life scenarios, service management involves complex decision-making processes usually affected by random or stochastic variables. Under such uncertain conditions, the development and use of robust and flexible strategies, algorithms, and methods can provide the quantitative information...

Quadratic Programming with Computer Programs

Michael J. Best
January 18, 2017

Quadratic programming is a mathematical technique that allows for the optimization of a quadratic function in several variables. QP is a subset of Operations Research and is the next higher lever of sophistication than Linear Programming. It is a key mathematical tool in Portfolio Optimization and...

Reliability Engineering: Probabilistic Models and Maintenance Methods, Second Edition

Joel A. Nachlas
December 01, 2016

Without proper reliability and maintenance planning, even the most efficient and seemingly cost-effective designs can incur enormous expenses due to repeated or catastrophic failure and subsequent search for the cause. Today’s engineering students face increasing pressure from employers, customers,...

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