Journal of Combinatorial Optimization

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 63–75 | Cite as

Periodic complementary binary sequences and Combinatorial Optimization algorithms

  • I. S. Kotsireas
  • C. Koukouvinos
  • P. M. Pardalos
  • O. V. Shylo


We establish a new formalism for problems pertaining to the periodic autocorrelation function of finite sequences, which is suitable for Combinatorial Optimization methods. This allows one to bring to bear powerful Combinatorial Optimization methods in a wide array of problems that can be formulated via the periodic autocorrelation function. Using this new formalism we solve all remaining open problems regarding periodic complementary binary sequences, in the context of the Bömer and Antweiler diagram and thus complete the program that they started in 1990.


Periodic complementary binary sequences Periodic Autocorrelation Function Combinatorial Optimization Algorithms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Kotsireas
    • 1
  • C. Koukouvinos
    • 2
  • P. M. Pardalos
    • 3
  • O. V. Shylo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Phys. & Comp. ScienceWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Department of ISEUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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