Branch-and-Price Guided Search

(Extended Abstract)
  • Mike Hewitt
  • George L. Nemhauser
  • Martin Savelsbergh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7422)


When solving large-scale integer programming (IP) models, there are the conflicting goals of solution quality and solution time. Solving realistic-size instances of many problems to optimality is still beyond the capability of state-of-the-art solvers. However, by reducing the size of the solution space, such as by fixing variables, good primal solutions frequently can be found quickly.


Integer Program Extended Formulation Column Generation Master Problem Price Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mike Hewitt
    • 1
  • George L. Nemhauser
    • 2
  • Martin Savelsbergh
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Systems EngineeringRochester Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
  3. 3.School of Mathematical and Physical SciencesUniversity of NewcastleAustralia

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