Bin Packing with Conflicts: A Generic Branch-and-Price Algorithm

  title={Bin Packing with Conflicts: A Generic Branch-and-Price Algorithm},
  author={Ruslan Sadykov and François Vanderbeck},
  journal={INFORMS Journal on Computing},
The bin packing problem with conflicts consists in packing items in a minimum number of bins of limited capacity while avoiding joint assignments of items that are in conflict. Our study demonstrates that a generic implementation of a Branch-and-Price algorithm using specific pricing oracle yields comparatively good performance for this problem. We use our black-box Branch-and-Price solver BaPCod, relying on its generic branching scheme and primal heuristics. We developed a dynamic programming… CONTINUE READING