Department of Computer Science | Institute of Theoretical Computer Science | CADMO

Theory of Combinatorial Algorithms

Prof. Emo Welzl and Prof. Bernd Gärtner

Mittagsseminar (in cooperation with M. Ghaffari, A. Steger and B. Sudakov)

Mittagsseminar Talk Information

Date and Time: Thursday, September 01, 2005, 12:15 pm

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Speaker: Dominik Scheder (Univ. of Colorado at Boulder)

Finding highly connected subgraphs of low weight

The problem of finding the minimum weight k-edge connected spanning subgraph of a mixed graph is NP-hard for every k >= 1, and, for k >= 2, the best approximation ratio known so far is 4. We analyze several approaches to the general k-ECSS problem of mixed graphs.

For the special case in which undirected edges have no higher weights than directed edges, we achieve a factor 3.75 approximation.

Further, we give several examples on which the analyzed algorithms perform poorly.

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