Advances in Operations Research
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 279030, 10 pages
Research Article

Well-Posedness and Primal-Dual Analysis of Some Convex Separable Optimization Problems

Department of Informatics, South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Received 9 January 2013; Accepted 18 February 2013

Academic Editor: Hsien-Chung Wu

Copyright © 2013 Stefan M. Stefanov. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We focus on some convex separable optimization problems, considered by the author in previous papers, for which problems, necessary and sufficient conditions or sufficient conditions have been proved, and convergent algorithms of polynomial computational complexity have been proposed for solving these problems. The concepts of well-posedness of optimization problems in the sense of Tychonov, Hadamard, and in a generalized sense, as well as calmness in the sense of Clarke, are discussed. It is shown that the convex separable optimization problems under consideration are calm in the sense of Clarke. The concept of stability of the set of saddle points of the Lagrangian in the sense of Gol'shtein is also discussed, and it is shown that this set is not stable for the “classical” Lagrangian. However, it turns out that despite this instability, due to the specificity of the approach, suggested by the author for solving problems under consideration, it is not necessary to use modified Lagrangians but only the “classical” Lagrangians. Also, a primal-dual analysis for problems under consideration in view of methods for solving them is presented.