How to solve a semi-infinite optimization problem

Oliver Stein

Abstract. After an introduction to main ideas of semi-infinite optimization, this article surveys recent developments in theory and numerical methods for standard and generalized semi-infinite optimization problems. Particular attention is paid to connections with mathematical programs with complementarity constraints, lower level Wolfe duality, semi-smooth approaches, as well as branch and bound techniques in adaptive convexification procedures. A section on recent genericity results includes a discussion of the symmetry effect in generalized semi-infinite optimization.

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