In this paper, we consider the normality or the integer decomposition property (IDP, for short) for Minkowski sums of integral convex polytopes. We discuss some properties on the toric rings associated with Minkowski sums of integral convex polytopes. We also study Minkowski sums of edge polytopes and give a sufficient condition for Minkowski sums of edge polytopes to have IDP.
"Minkowski sum of polytopes and its normality." J. Math. Soc. Japan 68 (3) 1147 - 1159, July, 2016. https://doi.org/10.2969/jmsj/06831147