The SOC-monotone function (respectively, SOC-convex function) is a scalar valued function that induces a map to preserve the monotone order (respectively, the convex order), when imposed on the spectral factorization of vectors associated with second-order cones (SOCs) in general Hilbert spaces. In this paper, we provide the sufficient and necessary characterizations for the two classes of functions, and particularly establish that the set of continuous SOC-monotone (respectively, SOC-convex) functions coincides with that of continuous matrix monotone (respectively, matrix convex) functions of order 2.
In this paper, we consider a type of cone-constrained convex program in finite-dimensional space, and are interested in characterization of the solution set of this convex program with the help of the Lagrange multiplier. We establish necessary conditions for a feasible point being an optimal solution. Moreover, some necessary conditions and sufficient conditions are established which simplifies the corresponding results in Jeyakumar et al. (J Optim Theory Appl 123(1), 83103, 2004). In particular, when the cone reduces to three specific cones, that is, the p -order cone, p cone and circular cone, we show that the obtained results can be achieved by easier ways by exploiting the special structure of those three cones.
This paper proposes a neural network approach to efficiently solve nonlinear convex programs with the second-order cone constraints. The neural network model is designed by the generalized FischerBurmeister function associated with second-order cone. We study the existence and convergence of the trajectory for the considered neural network. Moreover, we also show stability properties for the considered neural network, including the Lyapunov stability, the asymptotic stability and the exponential stability. Illustrative examples give a further demonstration for the effectiveness of the proposed neural network. Numerical performance based on the parameter being perturbed and numerical comparison with other neural network models are also provided. In overall, our model performs better than two comparative methods.
It is well known that complementarity functions play an important role in dealing with complementarity problems. In this paper, we propose a few new classes of complementarity functions for nonlinear complementarity problems and second-order cone complementarity problems. The constructions of such new complementarity functions are based on discrete generalization which is a novel idea in contrast to the continuous generalization of FischerBurmeister function. Surprisingly, these new families of complementarity functions possess continuous differentiability even though they are discrete-oriented extensions. This feature enables that some methods like derivative-free algorithm can be employed directly for solving nonlinear complementarity problems and second-order cone complementarity problems. This is a new discovery to the literature and we believe that such new complementarity functions
We make a unified analysis of interior proximal methods of solving convex second-order cone programming problems. These methods use a proximal distance with respect to second-order cones which can be produced with an appropriate closed proper univariate function in three ways. Under some mild conditions, the sequence generated is bounded with each limit point being a solution, and global rates of convergence estimates are obtained in terms of objective values. A class of regularized proximal distances is also constructed which can guarantee the global convergence of the sequence to an optimal solution. These results are illustrated with some examples. In addition, we also study the central paths associated with these distance-like functions, and for the linear SOCP we discuss their relations with the sequence generated by the interior proximal methods. From this, we obtain improved convergence
Given a Hilbert space H, the infinite-dimensional Lorentz/second-order cone K is introduced. For any x H, a spectral decomposition is introduced, and for any function f: R R, we define a corresponding vector-valued function f H (x) on Hilbert space H by applying f to the spectral values of the spectral decomposition of x H with respect to K. We show that this vector-valued function inherits from f the properties of continuity, Lipschitz continuity, differentiability, smoothness, as well as s-semismoothness. These results can be helpful for designing and analyzing solution methods for solving infinite-dimensional second-order cone programs and complementarity problems.
The system of absolute value equation, denoted by AVE, is a non-differentiable NP-hard problem. Many approaches have been proposed during the past decade and most of them focus on reformulating it as complementarity problem and then solve it accordingly. Another approach is to recast the AVE as a system of nonsmooth equations and then tackle with the nonsmooth equations. In this paper, we follow this path. In particular, we rewrite it as a system of smooth equations and propose four new smoothing functions along with a smoothing-type algorithm to solve the system of equations. The main contribution of this paper focuses on numerical comparisons which suggest a better choice of smoothing function along with the smoothing-type algorithm.
We introduce an entropy-like proximal algorithm for the problem of minimizing a closed proper convex function subject to symmetric cone constraints. The algorithm is based on a distance-like function that is an extension of the Kullback-Leiber relative entropy to the setting of symmetric cones. Like the proximal algorithms for convex programming with nonnegative orthant cone constraints, we show that, under some mild assumptions, the sequence generated by the proposed algorithm is bounded and every accumulation point is a solution of the considered problem. In addition, we also present a dual application of the proposed algorithm to the symmetric cone linear program, leading to a multiplier method which is shown to possess similar properties as the exponential multiplier method (Tseng and Bertsekas in Math. Program. 60:119, 1993) holds.
We propose a primal-dual continuation approach for the capacitated multi-facility Weber problem (CMFWP) based on its nonlinear second-order cone program (SOCP) reformulation. The main idea of the approach is to reformulate the CMFWP as a nonlinear SOCP with a nonconvex objective function, and then introduce a logarithmic barrier term and a quadratic proximal term into the objective to construct a sequence of convexified subproblems. By this, this class of nondifferentiable and nonconvex optimization problems is converted into the solution of a sequence of nonlinear convex SOCPs. In this paper, we employ the semismooth Newton method proposed in Kanzow etal. (SIAM Journal of Optimization 20:297320, 2009) to solve the KKT system of the resulting convex SOCPs. Preliminary numerical results are reported for eighteen test instances, which indicate that the continuation approach is
We provide an affirmative answer to an question that the Fischer-Burmeister complementarity function associated with symmetric cones, named the FB SC complementarity function, is globally Lipschitz continuous and strongly semismooth everywhere for Hn and Qn. This is achieved with the help of embedding Hn and Qn into certain Sm.