# 4OR

*k*-partitioning problem can be cast as the problem of finding the intra-column rearrangement (permutation) of a matrix such that the row sums show minimum variability. A necessary condition for optimality of the rearranged matrix is that for every block containing one or more columns it must hold that...

*4OR*information on the state of the journal and its future. In the 3 years that have passed since the last editorial note (Liberti et al. in Q J Oper 13:1–13, 2015), three volumes (each containing four issues) of the journal have been published: vol. 13 (2015), vol. 14 (2016), and vol. 15 (2017).

*k*agents compete for the usage of a single machine. The agents have their own objective functions and submit their tasks in successive steps to an external coordination subject, who sequences them by selecting the shortest task in each step. We look at the problem in two different settings and consider different combinations...

*d*-dimension vector and a penalty, in the sense that, jobs can be either rejected by paying a certain penalty or assigned to the machine. The objective is to minimize the sum of the maximum load over all dimensions of the total vector of all accepted jobs, and the total penalty...