### Optimization and Systems Theory Seminar

November 14, 2003, 11.00-12.00, Room 3721, Lindstedtsv. 25

** Mikael
Rönnqvist**

Division of Optimization

Department of Mathematics

Linköping University

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Optimization in forestry - some applications

Optimization models and methods have been used extensively in the
forest industry. In this seminar we describe the general wood-flow
in forestry and some specific applications where optimization models
and methods have shown to be important. The application include
process control, bucking, transportation and supply chains. Planning
problems in general cover planning periods from a fraction of a second
to more than one hundred years. The problems are modelled using
linear, integer and nonlinear models. Solution methods used depend on
the required solution time and include for example dynamic
programming, LP methods, branch & bound methods, heuristics and column
generation.

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*Last update: October 6, 2003 by
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