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Mathematical Programming
Series A and Series B

Mathematicians, Econometricians, Operations Researchers

Aims and Scope: Mathematical Programming publishes original articles dealing with every aspect of mathematical programming; that is, everything of direct or indirect use concerning the problem of optimizing a function of many variables, often subject to a set of constraints. This involves theoretical and computational issues as well as application studies. Included, along with the standard topics of linear, nonlinear, integer and stochastic programming, are computational testing, techniques for formulating and applying mathematical programming models, unconstrained optimization, convexity and the theory of polyhedra, and control and game theory viewed from the perspective of mathematical programming. The editorial boards are particularly interested in novel applications of mathematical programming and interfaces with computer science.

Mathematical Programming consists of two series. Series A publishes original research articles, expositions and surveys, and reports on computational experimentation and new or innovative practical applications as well as short communications dealing with the above. Issues of Series B each focus on a single subject of current interest to the mathematical programming community. Each issue of Series B has one or more guest editors, who need not be members of the editorial board. An issue may be a collection of original articles, a single research monograph or a selection of papers from a conference.

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Mathematical Programming Computation

Computer Scientists, Mathematicians, Operations Researchers

Aims and Scope: Mathematical Programming Computation (MPC) publishes original research articles covering computational issues in mathematical programming. Articles report on innovative software, comparative tests, modeling environments, libraries of data, and/or applications. A main feature of the journal is the inclusion of accompanying software and data with submitted manuscripts. The journal's review process includes the evaluation and testing of the accompanying software. Where possible, the review will aim for verification of reported computational results.

Topics covered in MPC include linear programming, convex optimization, nonlinear optimization, stochastic optimization, robust optimization, integer programming, combinatorial optimization, global optimization, network algorithms, and modeling languages.

MPC supports the creation and distribution of open-source software. Submitted software is archived with the corresponding research articles. The software is not updated and the journal is not intended to be the point of distribution for the software. The author's licensing information is included with the archived software. Articles describing non-open software are also considered for publication, provided reviewers are given access to executable codes that can be used to evaluate reported computational results.

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Editorial Boards

Editor-in-Chief Series A: K. Anstreicher, Department of Management Sciences, The University of Iowa, S322 Pappajohn Building, Iowa City, IA 52242-1000, USA,
Editor-in-Chief Series B: D. Ralph, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1AG, UK.
Editor-in-Chief MPC: William Cook School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Tech, 765 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georiga 30332-0205, USA,
Series A:

M. C. Ferris, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.

M. Jünger, Institut für Informatik, Universität zu Köln, Pohligstrasse 1, D-50969 Köln, Germany.

A. S. Lewis, School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, USA.

F. B. Shepherd, McGill University, 805 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2K6, Canada.

Associate Editors,
Series A:

M. Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

J. R. Birge, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

A. Daniilidis, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

F. Eisenbrand, University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

A. Forsgren, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

R. M. Freund, M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, USA

N. I. M. Gould, Oxford University, Oxford, UK

M. Heinkenschloss, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA

S. Iwata, Kyoto University, Japan

V. Kaibel, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

M. Kojima, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

A. N. Letchford, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

A. Lodi, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

N. Megiddo, IBM Almaden RC, San Jose, CA, USA

J. Moré, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

J. Nocedal, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

A. B. Philpott, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

F. Rendl, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

A. Shapiro, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

M. Solodov, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

D. Sun, National University of Singapore, Singapore

P. Tseng, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

J. Vygen, Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany

R. Weismantel, Universität Madgdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany

L. A. Wolsey, CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

M. H. Wright, New York University, New York, NY, USA

S. J. Wright, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Associate Editors,
Series B:

K. I. Aardal, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

M. Anitescu, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA

M. Hintermüller, University of Graz, Graz, Austria

A. Shapiro, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

H. Wolkowicz, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. CANADA

Senior Editors,
Series A and B:

D. Goldfarb, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

M. Grötschel, Konrad Zuse Zentrum, Berlin, Germany

M. J. Todd, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

P. Wolfe, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA

General Editor MPC: Thorsten Koch, Zuse Institute Berlin
Production Editor MPC: Wolfgang Dalitz, Zuse Institute Berlin
Area Editors MPC:

Daniel Bienstock, Columbia University
Area: Linear and Integer Programming

Robert Fourer, Northwestern University
Area: Modeling Languages and Systems

Andrew Goldberg, Microsoft Research
Area: Graph Algorithms and Data Structures

Sven Leyffer, Argonne National Laboratory
Area: Nonlinear Optimization

Jeffrey T. Linderoth, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area: Stochastic Optimization, Robust Optimization, and Global Optimization

Gerhard Reinelt, Universitat Heidelberg Area: Combinatorial Optimization

Kim Toh, National University of Singapore
Area: Convex Optimization

Associate Editors,

Shabbir Ahmed, Georgia Tech

Samuel Burer, University of Iowa

Alberto Caprara, University of Bologna

Sanjeeb Dash, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Camil Demetrescu, University of Rome

Matteo Fischetti, University of Padova

Emmanuel Fragniere, Haute Ecole de Gestion, Geneva

Michael P. Friedlander, University of British Columbia

Jacek Gondzio, University of Edinburgh

Philip E. Gill, University of California San Diego

Oktay Gunluk, IBM TJ Watson Reserch Center

Michal Kocvara, University of Birmingham

Adam N. Letchford, Lancaster University

Andrea Lodi, University of Bologna

Francois Margot, Carnegie Mellon University

Rafael Marti, University of Valencia

Laurent Michel, University of Connecticut

David Pisinger, University of Copenhagen

Nikolaos V. Sahinidis, Carnegie Mellon University

Peter Sanders, University of Karlsruhe

Melvyn Sim, National University of Singapore

Huseyin Topaloglu, Cornell University

Michael Ulbrich, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Andreas Waechter, IBM TJ Watson Research Center

Renato Werneck, Microsoft Research

Yin Zhang, Rice University

Technical Editors

Tobias Achterberg, ILOG

Erling D. Andersen, MOSEK ApS

David Applegate, AT&T Research

Oliver Bastert, Dash Optimization

Pietro Belotti, Lehigh University

Hande Y. Benson, Drexel University

Andreas Bley, Zuse Institute Berlin

Brian Borchers, New Mexico Tech

Jordi Castro, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Daniel Espinoza, Univeristy of Chile

Armin Fügenschuh, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Andreas Grothey, University of Edinburgh

Zonghao Gu, Atlanta

William Hart, Sandia National Laboratories

Keld Helsgaun, Roskilde University

Benjamin Hiller, Zuse Institute Berlin

Leonardo B. Lopes, University of Arizona

Todd S. Munson, Argonne National Laboratory

Dominique Orban, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Ted Ralphs, Lehigh University

Mohit Tawarmalani, Purdue University

Stefan Vigerske, Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin

Richard A. Waltz, University of Southern California

Advisory Board

Robert E. Bixby, Rice University

Donald Goldfarb, Columbia University

Nick Gould, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Martin Grötschel, Zuse Institute Berlin

David S. Johnson, AT&T Research

Kurt Mehlhorn, Max-Planck-Institut Saarbrücken

Hans D. Mittelmann, Arizona State University

Arkadi Nemirovski, Georgia Tech

Jorge Nocedal, Northwestern University

Todd Gillum, Harvard University

Michael Trick, Carnegie Mellon University

Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University

David P. Williamson, Cornell University

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Springer Verlag
Springer Web Site for Mathematical Programming
(Springer has published the journal since January 1999.)

Instructions for Authors: Includes information on preparing and submitting your paper.

SpringerLink: Electronic access to published papers

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LateX Style Files

The MPA and MPB style files (including the LateX2e class file, a template LateX2e source file, a modification clo file, the user guide, and supplementc) maybe downloaded from

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The journal is indexed in the following publications:

  • ACM Computing Reviews,
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts,
  • Engineering Index,
  • ISI Current Contents,
  • Mathematical Reviews,
  • QCAS,
  • Statistical Theory and Method Abstracts,
  • Theoretical Physics,
  • Zentralblatt für Mathematik
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