This book presents recent developments and new trends in Combinatorial Optimization. Combinatorial Optimization is an active research area that has applications in many domains such as communications, network design, VLSI, scheduling, production, computational biology. In the past years, new results and major advances have been seen in many areas including computational complexity, approximation algorithms, cutting–plane based methods and submodularity function minimization. More efficient and powerful methods have been developed for approaching real–worlds problems, and new concepts and theoritical results have been introduced.
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