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Type: Journal article
Title: An eight-approximation algorithm for computing rooted three-vertex connected minimum steiner networks
Author: Shen, H.
Guo, L.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2013; 62(9):1684-1693
Publisher: IEEE Computer Soc
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0018-9340
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Hong Shen, Longkun Guo
Abstract: For a given undirected (edge) weighted graph G = (V, E), a terminal set S ⊆ V and a root r ∈ S, the rooted k-vertex connected minimum Steiner network (kVSMNr) problem requires to construct a minimum-cost subgraph of G such that each terminal in S {R} is k-vertex connected to τ. As an important problem in survivable network design, the kVSMNτ problem is known to be NP-hard even when k 1/4 1 [14]. For k 1/4 3 this paper presents a simple combinatorial eight-approximation algorithm, improving the known best ratio 14 of Nutov [20]. Our algorithm constructs an approximate 3VSMNτ through augmenting a two-vertex connected counterpart with additional edges of bounded cost to the optimal. We prove that the total cost of the added edges is at most six times of the optimal by showing that the edges in a 3VSMNτ compose a subgraph containing our solution in such a way that each edge appears in the subgraph at most six times.
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DOI: 10.1109/TC.2012.170
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