Calculus for directional limiting normal cones and subgradients

Matus Benko, Helmut Gfrerer, Jiri Outrata

In the recent years, directional versions of the limiting (Mordukhovich) normal cone, the coderivative of a multifunction, the metric subregularity, etc. have been intensively studied by Gfrerer, yielding very interesting results. In this talk we present some basic calculus rules for these limiting objects valid under mild assumptions. E.g. we provide (upper) estimates for the directional limiting normal cone of a constraint set, the directional limiting subdifferential of a composition of functions, the directional coderivative of a composition of multifunctions, etc. We conclude the talk by showing some applications of the proposed calculus.