An output-sensitive algorithm for multi-parametric LCPs with sufficient matrices

This paper considers the multi-parametric linear complementarity problem (pLCP) with sufficient matrices. The main result is an algorithm to find a polyhedral decomposition of the set of feasible parameters and to construct a piecewise affine function that maps each feasible parameter to a solution of the associated LCP in such a way that the function is affine over each cell of the decomposition. The algorithm is output-sensive in the sense that its time complexity is polynomial in the size of the input and linear in the size of the output, when the problem is non-degenerate. We give a lexicographic perturbation technique to resolve degeneracy as well. Unlike for the non-parametric case, the resolution turns out to be nontrivial, and in particular, it involves linear programming (LP) duality and multi-objective LP.


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AMS CRM Proceedings and Lecture Notes, 48, 73-102
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2009
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