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Section: Overall Objectives

Introduction

INOCS is a new cross-border “France-Belgium” project team in the Applied Mathematics Computation and Simulation Inria domain. The main goal of this team is the study of optimization problems involving complex structures. In short this project team is called INOCS for INtegrated Optimization with Complex Structures. The scientific objectives of INOCS are related to modeling and methodological concerns. The INOCS team will focus on:

  1. integrated models for problems with complex structure (CS) taking into account the whole structure of the problem;

  2. on the development of solution methods taking explicitly into account the nature and the structure of the decisions as well as the properties of the problem.

Even if CS problems are in general NP-hard due to their complex nature, exact solution methods or matheuristics (heuristics based on exact optimization methods) will be developed by INOCS. The scientific contribution of INOCS will result in a toolbox of models and methods to solve challenging real life problems.