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Type of publication:Inproceedings
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TitleTemporal Network Optimization Subject to Connectivity Constraints
Bibtex cite IDRACTI-RU1-2013-2
Booktitle 40th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming - ICALP 2013
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Year published 2013
Volume 7966
Pages 657-668
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Location Riga, Latvia
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-39212-2_57
Keywords temporal network,graph labeling,Menger's theorem,optimization,temporal connectivity,hardness of approximation,trade-off
In this work we consider temporal networks, i.e. networks defined by a labeling $\lambda$ assigning to each edge of an underlying graph G a set of discrete time-labels. The labels of an edge, which are natural numbers, indicate the discrete time moments at which the edge is available. We focus on path problems of temporal networks. In particular, we consider time-respecting paths, i.e. paths whose edges are assigned by $\lambda$ a strictly increasing sequence of labels. We begin by giving two efficient algorithms for computing shortest time-respecting paths on a temporal network. We then prove that there is a natural analogue of Mengerís theorem holding for arbitrary temporal networks. Finally, we propose two cost minimization parameters for temporal network design. One is the temporality of G, in which the goal is to minimize the maximum number of labels of an edge, and the other is the temporal cost of G, in which the goal is to minimize the total number of labels used. Optimization of these parameters is performed subject to some connectivity constraint. We prove several lower and upper bounds for the temporality and the temporal cost of some very basic graph families such as rings, directed acyclic graphs, and trees.
Mertzios, George
Michail, Othon
Chatzigiannakis, Ioannis
Spirakis, Paul
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