Current Approaches for Solving Over-Constrained Problems

@article{Meseguer2003CurrentAF,
  title={Current Approaches for Solving Over-Constrained Problems},
  author={Pedro Meseguer and Noureddine Bouhmala and Taoufik Bouzoubaa and Morten Irgens and Mart{\'i} S{\'a}nchez-Fibla},
  journal={Constraints},
  year={2003},
  volume={8},
  pages={9-39}
}
We summarize existing approaches to model and solve overconstrained problems. These problems are usually formulated as combinatorial optimization problems, and different specific and generic formalisms are discussed, including the special case of multi-objective optimization. Regarding solving methods, both systematic and local search approaches are considered. Finally we review a number of case studies on overconstrained problems taken from the specialized literature.