@article{oai:soar-ir.repo.nii.ac.jp:00019567,
author = {Fujiwara, Hiroshi and Kobayashi, Koji},
issue = {1},
journal = {JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION},
month = {},
note = {The bin packing problem has been extensively studied and numerous variants have been considered. The k-item bin packing problem is one of the variants introduced by Krause et al. (J ACM 22:522-550, 1975). In addition to the formulation of the classical bin packing problem, this problem imposes a cardinality constraint that the number of items packed into each bin must be at most k. For the online setting of this problem, in which the items are given one by one, Babel et al. (Discret Appl Math 143: 238-251, 2004) provided lower boundsv root 2 approximate to 1.41421 and 1.5 on the asymptotic competitive ratio for k = 2 and 3, respectively. For k >= 4, some lower bounds (e.g., by van Vliet (Inf Process Lett 43:277-284, 1992) for the online bin packing problem, i.e., a problem without cardinality constraints, can be applied to this problem. In this paper we consider the online k-item bin packing problem. First, we improve the previous lower bound 1.41421 to 1.42764 for k = 2. Moreover, we propose a new method to derive lower bounds for general k and present improved bounds for various cases of k >= 4. For example, we improve 1.33333 to 1.5 for k = 4, and 1.33333 to 1.47058 for k = 5., Article, JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION. 29(1): 67-87 (2015)},
pages = {67--87},
title = {Improved lower bounds for the online bin packing problem with cardinality constraints},
volume = {29},
year = {2015}
}