The New Faces of Combinatorial Optimization

  • Christos H. Papadimitriou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7422)


I identify several important current variants on the theme of combinatorial optimization that constitute significant departures from the field’s research tradition: Multicriterion optimization, competitive equilibria, and optimizing with incentives. I also discuss the surprisingly weak connections between optimization and evolution (this latter topic was the subject of my ISCO talk).


Genetic Algorithm Short Path Nash Equilibrium Local Search Combinatorial Optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos H. Papadimitriou
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  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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