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Beyond the bounds of
the conference, visitors
will be rewarded by
a sampling from
Tls YEAR'S International Symposium on Mathematical
Programming is being held in Amsterdam, the capital
of the Netherlands. The meeting runs from August 5 to
9,1991 and is being jointly organized by CWI, the University of
Amsterdam, Eindhoven University of Technology, Erasmus
University Rotterdam, Free University Amsterdam, and
The opening session is on Monday August 5 at 10 a.m. Here
the Mathematical Programming Society will award the
Fulkerson Prizes for outstanding papers in discrete mathemat-
ics (jointly with AMS), the George B. Dantzig Prize for original
research with a major impact on mathematical programming
(jointly with SIAM), the Beale-Orchard-Hayes Prize for
excellence in computational mathematical programming, and
the A.W. Tucker Prize for an outstanding paper by a student.
The session will be completed with a plenary opening address
by W.R. Pulleyblank (Yorktown Heights/Waterloo).
The remainder of the meeting is comprised of invited one-hour
lectures as well as invited and contributed thirty-minute
presentations. These will focus on theoretical, computational
and practical aspects of mathematical programming. The
committee has selected June 1, 1991 as the deadline for
submission of abstracts so as to facilitate the presentation of
current and ongoing research. In addition, there will be two
special sessions in memory of Robert G. Jeroslow and Darwin
The series of invited one-hour lectures will include E.H.L.
Aarts (Eindhoven), R.E. Bixby (Houston), V. Chvytal (New
Brunswick), A.R. Conn (Yorktown Heights/Waterloo), T.M.
Cook (Dallas), J.E. Dennis, Jr. (Houston), C.C. Gonzaga (Rio de
Janeiro), M. Gr6tschel (Augsburg), R.M. Karp (Berkeley), A.V.
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C.H. Papadimitriou (San Diego), D.E Shanno (New
Brunswick), and R.E. Tarjan (Princeton).
The official activities of the symposium take place in the heart
of the city and thus enjoy as a backdrop the charm of its canals.
Although the first settlements in Amsterdam date back to the
13th century, most of the early (wood) buildings have been
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destroyed by fire. What exists
now is a living museum of well-
preserved 17th century architec-
ture. This period of Dutch history
was known as the Golden Age
and witnessed the growing
importance of Amsterdam as a
center of international trade. The
best mode of sightseeing is the
stroll. Though first-time visitors
can easily become lost (the streets
and canals shift between polar
and rectangular coordinates), this
can also provide an interesting
strategy for getting to know the
environment. Along with being
home to much of the business
sector, the center also houses
300,000 inhabitants, and
Amsterdam is rare in that first-
level dwellers are eager to give
the passerby a glimpse of their
residences. A different perspec-
tive of the city is gained from one
of the several boat tours (includ-
ing an evening dinner cruise). The
boats meander through the canals
while a guide divulges an
impressive amount of information
in a handful of languages.
The Symposium, apart from the
lectures themselves, has always
been a time for informal discus-
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potentially for beginning new
research directions. The meeting
rooms of Amsterdam are its caf6s
and pubs, varying from the
intimate two-table Belgian
caf6 to the art deco splendor of
Caf6 Americain. The facilities are
establishment to each participant.
There is also an admirable
selection of restaurants for the
evening meal. Depending on the
mood, dinner may be the
traditional Indonesian rijsttafel,
French cuisine served in a post-
moder atmosphere, or a meal at
one of several vegetarian
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conference, visitors will be
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agenda. Possibilities range from
the chaotic Waterlooplein flea
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an evening in arguably the
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the Concertgebouw. Jazz aficiona-
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includes the reputed Bimhuis
which has hosted such greats as
Charles Mingus and Dexter
Gordon. This is not to imply that
pop, reggae, African, salsa or
blues are overlooked. One need
only check the local paper De
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many of which are free.
Amsterdammers are understand-
ably proud of their many
museums, and a visit to the city
should at least include time to
enjoy the work of the Dutch
Masters in the Rijksmuseum
(home of Rembrandt's Night-
watch) and the collection in the
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that the works on display provide
a pictorial history of the streets
through which you will wander.
Today, the rich tradition of visual
art in the Netherlands is contin-
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whose work can be viewed in a
staggering abundance of small
galleries located throughout the
city. A high density of these is
found in the Kerkstraat and
Spiegelstraat where galleries are
interspersed with exclusive
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travelling with family, there are a
number of worthwhile day trips
near Amsterdam. Destinations
include Delft, Gouda, the
medieval wall surrounding
Naarden, as well as the coast,
which is a thirty-minute journey
by train. Another popular outing is
to the Kr6ller-Miiller museum. This
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outside Arnhem and is well suited
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fine collection of many styles; two
of the highlights are its sculpture
garden and Theo Van Gogh's
collection of his brother's work.
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center cost about fifty gulden, but
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to the Centraal Station using the
excellent national train system. The
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may then take a taxi or tram, or
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Some Comments on Notation for Quasi-Newton Methods
W.C. Davidon," R.B. Mifflin and J.L. Nazareth'
In this informal note, we propose a
notation and terminology for quasi-
Newton methods for nonlinear
minimization. We do not intend that
our proposed notation be definitive.
Rather, our aim is to provide a starting
point for discussion by other researchers
in the field in the hope that a more
usable notation will evolve.
A recent visit to Washington State Univer-
sity by Bill Davidon provided the opportu-
nity for us to discuss the conflicting and
sometimes confusing notation used to
describe quasi-Newton methods for
nonlinear minimization. For example, the
symbol H is often used in the literature to
denote the true Hessian matrix of second
partial derivatives; at other times H is used
to denote a quasi-Newton approximation to
the Hessian, and on yet other occasions it is
used to denote a quasi-Newton approxima-
tion to the inverse Hessian matrix. The
symbol B is used by many to denote a quasi-
Newton approximation to the Hessian
matrix. This conflicts with H, and it also
seems inappropriate to use an unsymmetric
letter to denote a symmetric matrix. The
terminology of quasi-Newton updates, for
example, DFP-update, BFGS-update, PSB-
update, has grown haphazardly to the point
that Dennis and Schnabel  call it a form of
"alphabet-soup" in the preface of their book.
Various authors, for example, Dennis and
Tapia , Dennis and Schnabel , have
tried to propose remedies for this unfortu-
nate state of affairs. However, since their
suggestions have not fully taken root, we
begin afresh. We do not intend for our
proposed notation to be definitive. Rather,
we hope to provide a starting point for
discussion in the hope that a more usable
notation will evolve. In order to better the
chances of acceptance, we have also focused
on a few items and not sought to be compre-
Proposed Terminology and
We suggest the term quasi-Newton be used
as a generic name for the entire class of
methods that rely on the quasi-Newton (or
secant) relation. The subset of methods for
which positive definite approximations to the
Hessian are made will be termed variable
metric methods, because they provide a
natural choice of preconditioner or metric.
When the approximations are permitted to
be indefinite, then the associated methods
will be called secant methods. Thus, variable
metric methods  are a subset of secant
methods, and, collectively, variable metric
and secant methods may be termed quasi-
Denote the step from the iterate x to the next
iterate x+ by s, i.e., s = x+- x. Denote the
gradients at the points x and x. of the
function f(x) being minimized by g and g.,
respectively. Denote the change of gradient
corresponding to the step s by y, i.e.,
y = +g- g. Thus, for example, when the line
search that determines step s is exact, we
have g' s = 0.
Denote the approximation to the Hessian
matrix by M, and the approximation to the
inverse Hessian matrix by W. Note that M is
natural for Matrix and that the letter W is
close to the symbol M inverted. Also, both
M and W are symmetric letters, which is
appropriate, because they denote symmetric
Define the three scalars,
a = s'Ms, b = yTs, c = yTWy. (1)
Assuming a, b and c are nonzero, define the
m b a (2)
so that m's = 0 = wry.
Define the two matrices
M+() = M- M + (4)
W+()= W- + (5)
For each value of the parameters t and v,
define the Broyden  family of updates,
M,(u) = M+(O) + pa mmT, (6)
W,(v) = W(0) + vcwwT. (7)
Note that the matrices M.(p) and W+(v)
satisfy the quasi-Newton equations
MK(A)s = y and W+(v)y = s for all values of p
The symbol m for the vector in (6) is very
natural in association with M and the
symbol p is Greek for 'm'. The symbol w for
the vector in (7) again goes naturally with
W. The letter v follows y in the Greek
alphabet and is, therefore, a natural and
easily remembered choice for the parameter
in the family of inverse updates (7). (So
many conflicting symbols have been used in
the literature for these two parameters that
we feel a fresh choice is required.)
Note that the BFGS-update of M and W
yields M+(0) and W+(1), respectively, and
that the DFP-update of M and W yields
M+(1) and WV(0), respectively. The foregoing
notation makes it possible to dispense
entirely with names that are mainly of
historical interest. For instance, the BFGS
and DFP updates could be termed the "M-
zero" and "W-zero" updates, respectively.
Also, based on personal taste, a researcher
may prefer variants that retain some of the
historical terminology, but remain within
the general guidelines of the notation
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College, Haverford, PA 19041.
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proposed here. For example, one could
substitute M8 for M+(O) and WD for W(O).
The inverses of these quantities can then be
denoted by WB and MD, respectively. If
M+Y() and W+(v) are found to be cumber-
some, one could substitute M and W+,
respectively. An iteration subscript can be
attached to all symbols as needed, for
example, Mk, wk, a, Mk+,(), Mk+(0), MA,.
(Note that k+1 replaces + and k is used
otherwise.) We have used bold-face letters
in this note to distinguish vectors from
scalars and matrices, but this convention can
easily be dropped. It can prove to be a
nusiance when word-processing an article,
and some may not care for the appearance
of bold-face letters in formulae. In addition
to the commonly used symbols x (or x),
g (or g), s (or s) and y (or y), the symbols
M, W, m (or m), w (or w) t, v, a, b, and c
form the mainstay of the notation proposed
here, and it is these symbols that we hope
researchers will choose to adopt.
We now give a few useful identities that
also serve to illustrate the notation.
IfM is positive definite with inverse W, then
b < ac if and only if y and Ms are linearly
independent. If ac-b2, then m = 0 and the
entire Broyden family for approximating the
Hessian reduces to MK(O). Similarly, w = 0,
and the entire Broyden family for approxi-
mating the inverse Hessian matrix reduces
If WM = I, then
mrw = (b/ac) (1/b), (8)
M,(i)w = -(p (a/b)+(l-gi)(b/c)) m,
W,(v) m= -(v (c/b)+(1-v)(b/a)) w,
W,(v)M(u) = I+((1-p)(1-v)b lwc/b) wm'. (11)
Thus, if WM = I, and wm' is nonzero,
W,(v)MK ) = I if and only if
(1-pI)(1-v) b2 = wc. (12)
Also, under the same assumptions, the value of
p which makes M,(u) singular equals the value
of v which makes W,(v) singular, namely,
Finally, we have the following two results concerning determinants:
det(M,(i))/ det(M) = p(c/b)+(1-j)(b/a), (13)
det(W+(v))/det(W) = v(a/b)+(l-v)(b/c). (14)
The following chart gives specializations of these results:
Update t v det(M,(p))/det(M) det(W,(v))/det(W)
DFP 1 0 c/b b/c
BFGS 0 1 b/a a/b
SR1 b/(b-a) b/(b-c) (c-b)/(b-a) (b-a)/(c-b)
where SRI denotes the symmetric rank-1 update.
For a further illustration of the use of our proposed notation, see Nazareth and Mifflin (5].
[11 Broyden, C.G (1970), "The conver-
gence of a class of double-rank
minimization algorithms," Parts I and
II, J.I.M.A., Vol 6, pp. 76-90, 222-236.
12] Davidon, W.C. (1959), "Variable
metric methods for minimization,"
Research and Development Report
ANL-5990 (Rev.), Argonne National
Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois. (re-
printed in SIAM J. Optimization, Vol. 1,
No. 1, to appear, February, 1991).
[31 Dennis, J.E. and Schnabel, RB.
(1983), Numerical Methods for
Unconstrained Optimization and
Nonlinear Equations, Prentice-Hall,
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"Supplementary terminology for
nonlinear iterative methods," SIGNUM
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15] Nazareth, J.L. and Mifflin, RB.
(1991), 'The least prior deviation quasi-
Newton update," Technical Report 91-
2, Department of Pure and Applied
Mathematics, Washington State
University, Pullman, WA.
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May 23-24, 1991
A Thirteenth Symposium on Mathematical Pro-
gramming with Data Perturbations will be held at
George Washington University'sMarvin Center on
May 23-24, 1991. This symposium is designed to
bring practitioners, who use mathematical pro-
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questions of sensitivity analysis, together with re-
searchers who are developing techniques applicable
to these problems.
Contributed papers in mathematical program-
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(2) Solution methods for problems involving
implicitly defined problem functions.
(3) Solution methods for problems involving
deterministic or stochastic parameter changes.
(4) Solution approximation techniques and error
"CLINICAL" presentations that describe problems
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applications are also invited.
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In view of the success of the conference, the Society
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A Workshop on Optimization is to be held in
Stockholm, August 12-13, the week after the
Mathematical Programming Symposium. The
workshop will take place at KTH (the Royal
Institute of Technology), Stockholm, and is
organized by the Optimization Laboratory at
the Division of Optimization and Systems
Theory with financial support by the Goran
Gustafsson Foundation and the Swedish
National Board for Technical Development.
The main themes of the workshop will be dual
optimization and nonlinear optimization
respectively. We also welcome papers in other
areas of mathematical programming as well as
At present, the following invited speakers have
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Walter Murray, Stanford University
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R. Ringeisen and S. Stueckle, "Crossing
Unique Graphs and Other Range Properties of
M.C. Golumbic and R.C. Laskar,
"Irredundancy in Circular Arc Graphs," #582.
E. Bibelnieks and P.M. Dearing, "Neighbor-
hood Subtree Tolerance Graphs," #585.
M. Kostreva and K.B. Jennings, "Nurse
Scheduling on a Microcomputer," #587.
J. Boland and R. Ringeisen, "Inclusive
Connectivity: An Introduction to a Local
R.D. Ringeisen, S.K. Stueckle and B.L. Piazza,
"Subgraphs and Bounds on Maximum Cross-
R. Laskar and J. Dunbar, "Universal and
Global Irredundancy in Graphs," #591.
R.D. Ringeisen, B.L. Piazza and S.K. Stueckle,
"Subthrackleable Graphs and Four Graphs,"
R.D. Ringeisen and J.W. Boland, "Relation-
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K.L. Dunlap and M.M. Kostreva, "More with
Murty's Bard-Type Algorithm," #594.
A.A. Ebiefung and M.M. Kostreva, "Global
Solvability of Generalized Linear Complementar-
ity Problems and a Related Class of Polynomial
Complementarity Problems," #595.
Technische Universitit Graz
Institute fiir Mathematik B
8010 Graz, Austria
F. Rendl and G. Woeginger, "Reconstructing
Sets of Orthogonal Line Segments in the Plane,"
R.E. Burkard and J.A.A. van der Veen,
"Universal Conditions for Algebraic Traveling
Salesman Problems to be Efficiently Solvable,"
H.A. Eiselt and R.E. Burkard, "Reshipments
and Overshipments in Transportation Problems
with Minmax Objective," No. 165.
H. Kellerer and G. Woeginger, "On the
Euclidean Two Paths Problem," No. 166 (a).
G. Woeginger, "A Simple Solution to the Two
Paths Problem in Planar Graphs," No. 166 (b).
H. Tuy, "The Complementary Convex Structure
in Global Optimization," No. 167.
F. Rendl and H. Wolkowicz, "A Projection
Technique for Partitioning the Nodes of a
Graph," No. 169.
H. Kellerer and G. Woeginger, "A Tight
Bound for Three-Partitioning," No. 170.
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A.L. Forsgren and W. Murray, "Newton
Methods for Large-Scale Linear Equality-
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J-C. Yao, "A Monotone Complementarity
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Systems Arising in Optimization," SOL 90-8.
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W. Murray and F.J. Prieto, "A Second-
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Optimization," SOL 90-13.
B.C. Eaves and A.J. Hoffman, "Covers by
Polars of Arrangements," SOL 90-14.
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This book forms Proceedings of the Third Confer-
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Clemson, South Carolina, May 14-16,1986.
As the firstsuch conference under the direct sponsorship of the ,_
SIAM Activity Group (SIAG) on Discrete Mathematics, the confer-
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discrete mathematics and its applications.
This volume consists of papers from invited speakers at the plenary sessions
and the minisymposia. The last part of the volume is a summary of the
problems presented in the problem session. The papers reflect the wide range
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tation at the conference rather than by topic.
The reader finds articles by invited speakers in cryptography (Ernest F.
Brickell, Don Coppersmith), combinatorial geometry (Paul Erd6s), prob-
ability (Peter Winkler) and perfect graphs (W.T. Trotter Jr.), as well as ap-
plications such as the useofdiscrete mathematics in airline scheduling (Kevin
IThe Part II (Minisymposia) contains research articles on combinatorial as-
Spects of network reliability (Daniel Bienstock, WilliamT. McCullers and R.
Kevin Wood,J. Scott Provan and Michael O. Ball, Douglas R. Shier), chemi-
cal graph theory (Gerry Ray Rias, R. Bruce King, Dennis H. Rouvay) and
topics on domination in graphs (D.W. Bange, A.E. Barkauskas and P.J.Slater,
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areas and the new achievements.
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about the spirit governing the SIAM conferences on Discrete Mathematics.
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Introduction to the
by Kevin J. Hastings
Operations Research (in short,O.R.) is
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are the core of many industrial processes. Some of these, in-
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munications, are now classical applications. However, in the last
two decades, methods of O.R. have been shown to be instrumental in
several fields whichseemed far away whenO.R. was young. Some instances
are design problems, which come especially from elastoplasticity and struc-
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mention a few.
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methods into science and technology takes place to a significant degree by
means of graph theory.
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tool in most mathematical applications.
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nondeterministic way as time progresses, by analyzing some stochastic
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cludes this part, which is becoming more and more important.
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lustrating possible applications complete the book.
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Theory of Vector Optimization
by Dinh The Luc
Springer Verlag, Berlin
optimization, have been restudied and recognized to have
a vector nature. As a consequence, in the last two decades
there has been a rapid growth of both theory and methods
for vector optimization.
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optimization, namely constrained extremum problems vanced topics, such as nondifferentiable problems and du-
where the objective function is vector-valued. In the finite di- ality. This has been made possible by the successfulattempt of the
mensional case such problems are referred to as multiobjective pro- authorto givea unified approach to vector optimization byexploiting
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Variable Metric Methodfor Minimization; William C. Davidon; A New Variational Result for
Quasi-Newton Formulae, Roger Fletcher; On the Performance of Karmarkar's Algorithm
Over a Sequence of Iterations, Kurt M. Anstreicher; Composite Nonsmooth Programming
with Gateaux Differentiability, V. Jeyakumar; Local and Superlinear'Convergence for Par-
tially Known Quasi-Newton Methods, John R. Engels and H6ctor J. Martinez; Minimization of
Locally Lipschitzian Functions, Jong-Shi Pang, Shih-Ping Han, and Narayan Rangaraj; A
Polynomial-Time Predictor-Corrector Algorithm for a Class of Linear Complementarity
Problems, Jiu Ding and Tien-Yien Li; A New Proof of Superlinear Convergence forBroyden's
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Convergence of Iterates of an Inexact Matrix Splitting Algorithm for the Symmetric Monotone
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