TY - UNPB

T1 - Parametric error bounds for convex approximations of two-stage mixed-integer recourse models with a random second-stage cost vector

AU - van Beesten, E. Ruben

AU - Romeijnders, Ward

PY - 2022/6/3

Y1 - 2022/6/3

N2 - We consider two-stage recourse models in which the second-stage problem has integer decision variables and uncertainty in the second-stage cost vector, technology matrix, and the right-hand side vector. Such mixed-integer recourse models are typically non-convex and thus hard to solve. There exist convex approximations of these models with accompanying error bounds. However, it is unclear how these error bounds depend on the distributions of the second-stage cost vector q. In fact, the only error bound that is known hinges on the assumption that q has a finite support. In this paper, we derive parametric error bounds whose dependence on the distribution of q is explicit and that hold for any distribution of q, provided it has a finite expected ℓ1-norm. We find that the error bounds scale linearly in the expected value of the ℓ1-norm of q.

AB - We consider two-stage recourse models in which the second-stage problem has integer decision variables and uncertainty in the second-stage cost vector, technology matrix, and the right-hand side vector. Such mixed-integer recourse models are typically non-convex and thus hard to solve. There exist convex approximations of these models with accompanying error bounds. However, it is unclear how these error bounds depend on the distributions of the second-stage cost vector q. In fact, the only error bound that is known hinges on the assumption that q has a finite support. In this paper, we derive parametric error bounds whose dependence on the distribution of q is explicit and that hold for any distribution of q, provided it has a finite expected ℓ1-norm. We find that the error bounds scale linearly in the expected value of the ℓ1-norm of q.

U2 - 10.48550/arXiv.2206.01605

DO - 10.48550/arXiv.2206.01605

M3 - Preprint

T3 - ArXiv

BT - Parametric error bounds for convex approximations of two-stage mixed-integer recourse models with a random second-stage cost vector

PB - arXiv

ER -