Approximation with a Fixed Number of Solutions of Some Biobjective Maximization Problems

  • Cristina Bazgan
  • Laurent Gourvès
  • Jérôme Monnot
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7164)


We investigate the problem of approximating the Pareto set of biobjective optimization problems with a given number of solutions. This task is relevant for two reasons: (i) Pareto sets are often computationally hard so approximation is a necessary tradeoff to allow polynomial time algorithms; (ii) limiting explicitly the size of the approximation allows the decision maker to control the expected accuracy of approximation and prevents him to be overwhelmed with too many alternatives. Our purpose is to exploit general properties that many well studied problems satisfy. We derive existence and constructive approximation results for the biobjective versions of Max Bisection, Max Partition, Max Set Splitting and Max Matching.


Feasible Solution Polynomial Time Multiobjective Optimization Polynomial Time Approximation Scheme Constant Approximation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Bazgan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Laurent Gourvès
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jérôme Monnot
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.LAMSADEUniversité Paris-DauphineParis Cedex 16France
  2. 2.CNRS, UMR 7243France
  3. 3.Institut Universitaire de FranceFrance

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