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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, March 05, 2009, 12:15 pm

Duration: This information is not available in the database

Location: CAB G51

Speaker: Rolf Harren (Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken)

An Absolute 2-Approximation for Two-dimensional Bin Packing

The two-dimensional bin packing problem asks for a non-overlapping, axis-parallel packing of a given list of rectangles into a minimum number of unit squares. We present a polynomial time algorithm with an approximation guarantee of 2 - which is optimal unless P=NP.

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