Edge-connectivity augmentation preserving simplicity

Jorgen Bang-Jensen, Tibor Jordan

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Given a simple graph G = (V, E), the goal is to find a smallest set F of new edges such that G = (V, E union F) is k-edge-connected and simple. Very recently this problem was shown to be NP-hard by the second author. In this paper we prove that if OPTPk is high enough - depending on k only - then OPTSk = OPTPk holds, where OPTSk (OPTPk) is the size of an optimal solution of the augmentation problem with (without) the simplicity-preserving requirement, respectively. Furthermore, OPTSk-OPTPk≤g(k) holds for a certain (quadratic) function of k. Based on these results an algorithm is given which computes an optimal solution in time O(n4) for any fixed k. Most of these results are extended to the case of non-uniform demands, as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-495
Number of pages10
JournalAnnual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 38th IEEE Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Oct 20 1997Oct 22 1997

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  • Hardware and Architecture

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