Distributed Finite-Sum Constrained Optimization subject to Nonlinearity on the Node Dynamics

Mohammadreza Doostmohammadian, Maria Vrakopoulou, Alireza Aghasi, Themistoklis Charalambous

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Motivated by recent development in networking and parallel data-processing, we consider a distributed and localized finite-sum (or fixed-sum) allocation technique to solve resource-constrained convex optimization problems over multi-agent networks (MANs). Such networks include (smart) agents representing an intelligent entity capable of communication, processing, and decision-making. In particular, we consider problems subject to practical nonlinear constraints on the dynamics of the agents in terms of their communications and actuation capabilities (referred to as the node dynamics), e.g., networks of mobile robots subject to actuator saturation and quantized communication. The considered distributed sum-preserving optimization solution further enables adding purposeful nonlinear constraints, for example, sign-based nonlinearities, to reach convergence in predefined-time or robust to impulsive noise and disturbances in faulty environments. Moreover, convergence can be achieved under minimal network connectivity requirements among the agents; thus, the solution is applicable over dynamic networks where the channels come and go due to the agent's mobility and limited range. This paper discusses how various nonlinearity constraints on the optimization problem (e.g., collaborative allocation of resources) can be addressed for different applications via a distributed setup (over a network).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 95th Vehicular Technology Conference - Spring, VTC 2022-Spring - Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-8243-1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 19 Jun 202222 Jun 2022
Conference number: 95

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1090-3038
ISSN (Electronic)2577-2465


ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleVTC


  • constrained optimization
  • Distributed allocation
  • model nonlinearity
  • quantization


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