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Integrating high-level requirements in optimization problems: theory and applications

Abstract : We mix Mathematical Programming (MP) and Systems Engineering (SE) modelling methods and integrate system-level requirements in optimization problems. We use MP, in the first phases of the design process, as a common methodology to model prototypes that fulfil high-level requirements, consistently with the holistic, top-down approach of SE. This approach is applied to three different kinds of system. (1)Information systems, i.e. the network of communication channels, hardware, software and trained people used within an enterprise to help planning and control, are required to provide a basis for numerous IT projects that are launched in order to respond to the needs of the business. The information system shall ensure profitable services and it shall be maintainable and extensible. We propose an operational model and a mathematical programming formulation expressing a generic global prioritization problem occurring in the context of a technological evolution of an information system. (2)Recommender systems (RS) are a kind of search engine and aim to provide personalized recommendations. We consider the problem of designing recommender systems in order to provide good, interesting and accurate suggestions. (3)The transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) entails several issues due to the environmental consequences of possible accidents. The transportation system shall ensure safe disposal of hazardous waste in such a way that the risk of potential catastrophic accident is equitably distributed over the population. We consider and integrate in MP formulations two different ideas of equity.
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Fabio Roda. Integrating high-level requirements in optimization problems: theory and applications. Operations Research [cs.RO]. Ecole Polytechnique X, 2013. English. ⟨pastel-00817782⟩



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