Centralized deterministic broadcasting in undirected multi-hop radio networks

Dariusz R. Kowalski, Andrzej Pelc

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We consider centralized deterministic broadcasting in radio networks. The aim is to design a polynomial algorithm, which, given a graph G, produces a fast broadcasting scheme in the radio network represented by G. The problem of finding an optimal broadcasting scheme for a given graph is NP-hard, hence we can only hope for a good approximation algorithm. We give a deterministic polynomial algorithm which produces a broadcasting scheme working in time O(D log n + log2 n), for every n-node graph of diameter D. It has been proved recently [15, 16] that a better order of magnitude of broadcasting time is impossible unless NP ⊆ BPTIME(no(log log n)). In terms of approximation ratio, we have a O(log(n/D))-approximation algorithm for the radio broadcast problem, whenever D = Ω(log n).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-182
Number of pages12
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
Externally publishedYes


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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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