Bansal, Ishan, Cheriyan, Joe, Grout, Logan and Ibrahimpur, Sharat
(2023)
*Algorithms for 2-connected network design and flexible Steiner trees with a constant number of terminals.*
In: Megow, Nicole and Smith, Adam, (eds.)
Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques, APPROX/RANDOM 2023.
Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs.
Schloss Dagstuhl- Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik GmbH, Dagstuhl Publishing.
ISBN 9783959772969

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## Abstract

The k-Steiner-2NCS problem is as follows: Given a constant (positive integer) k, and an undirected connected graph G = (V, E), non-negative costs c on the edges, and a partition (T, V \ T) of V into a set of terminals, T, and a set of non-terminals (or, Steiner nodes), where |T| = k, find a min-cost two-node connected subgraph that contains the terminals. The k-Steiner-2ECS problem has the same inputs; the algorithmic goal is to find a min-cost two-edge connected subgraph that contains the terminals. We present a randomized polynomial-time algorithm for the unweighted k-Steiner-2NCS problem, and a randomized FPTAS for the weighted k-Steiner-2NCS problem. We obtain similar results for a capacitated generalization of the k-Steiner-2ECS problem. Our methods build on results by Björklund, Husfeldt, and Taslaman (SODA 2012) that give a randomized polynomial-time algorithm for the unweighted k-Steiner-cycle problem; this problem has the same inputs as the unweighted k-Steiner-2NCS problem, and the algorithmic goal is to find a min-cost simple cycle C that contains the terminals (C may contain any number of Steiner nodes).

Item Type: | Book Section |
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Official URL: | https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/portals/lipics/inde... |

Additional Information: | © 2023 The Author(s) |

Divisions: | Mathematics |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics |

Date Deposited: | 10 Oct 2023 13:18 |

Last Modified: | 15 Apr 2024 07:06 |

URI: | http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/120416 |

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