Tighter Dual Bounds on the Least Cost Influence Problem


The Least Cost Influence Problem is a combinatorial problem that is usually described in the context of social networks. The objective is to give incentives to a set of individuals in the network, such that some information is spread at minimum cost. We provide an efficient algorithm to get lower bounds in a branch-and-bound scheme, and use these in a Branch-and-Cut method. Computational results show the benefit of using our proposed bounds.

In SBPO'20 - LII Brazilian Symposium of Operational Research
André Vignatti
André Vignatti
Associate Professor