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Alternating Direction Method with Self-Adaptive Penalty Parameters for Monotone Variational Inequalities


The alternating direction method is one of the attractive approaches for solving linearly constrained separate monotone variational inequalities. Experience on applications has shown that the number of iterations depends significantly on the penalty parameter for the system of linear constraint equations. While the penalty parameter is a constant in the original method, in this paper we present a modified alternating direction method that adjusts the penalty parameter per iteration based on the iterate message. Preliminary numerical tests show that the self-adaptive adjustment technique is effective in practice.

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He, B.S., Yang, H. & Wang, S.L. Alternating Direction Method with Self-Adaptive Penalty Parameters for Monotone Variational Inequalities. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 106, 337–356 (2000).

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  • monotone variational inequalities
  • alternating direction method
  • variable penalty parameters