We describe a new branching strategy for binary integer programs in which fixing variables to 1 results in a significant change in the bound obtained by solving the LP relaxation, whereas fixing to 0 has little or no impact. In such cases, branching on variables can be ineffective. The new strategy involves simultaneously branching on a set of variables chosen by solving a bilevel program. Computational results show that this strategy can be effective for combinatorial problems.

Bilevel Branching

ROSSI, FABRIZIO;SMRIGLIO, STEFANO
2009-01-01

Abstract

We describe a new branching strategy for binary integer programs in which fixing variables to 1 results in a significant change in the bound obtained by solving the LP relaxation, whereas fixing to 0 has little or no impact. In such cases, branching on variables can be ineffective. The new strategy involves simultaneously branching on a set of variables chosen by solving a bilevel program. Computational results show that this strategy can be effective for combinatorial problems.
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