POP - Parametric Optimization Toolbox Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Chemical Society. In this paper, we describe POP, a MATLAB toolbox for parametric optimization. It features (a) efficient implementations of multiparametric programming problem solvers for multiparametric linear and quadratic programming problems and their mixed-integer counter-parts, (b) a versatile problem generator capable of creating random multiparametric programming problems of arbitrary size, and (c) a comprehensive library of multiparametric programming test problems featuring benchmark test sets for multiparametric linear, quadratic, mixed-integer linear, and mixed-integer quadratic programming problems. In addition, POP is equipped with a graphical user interface which enables the user-friendly use of all functionalities of POP and a link to the solvers of the Multi-Parametric Toolbox (MPT), as well as the ability to design explicit MPC problems. These features are demonstrated in detailed computational studies providing insights into the versatility and applicability of POP. Additionally, the example of a periodic chromatographic system is used to show the scalability of multiparametric programming in general and POP, in particular.

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altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Oberdieck, R., Diangelakis, N. A., Papathanasiou, M. M., Nascu, I., & Pistikopoulos, E. N.

citation count

  • 72

complete list of authors

  • Oberdieck, Richard||Diangelakis, Nikolaos A||Papathanasiou, Maria M||Nascu, Ioana||Pistikopoulos, Efstratios N

publication date

  • August 2016