Local routing in spanners based on WSPDs

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  • The well-separated pair decomposition (WSPD) of the complete Euclidean graph defined on points in ℝ2 (Callahan and Kosaraju [JACM, 42 (1): 67-90, 1995]) is a technique for partitioning the edges of the complete graph based on length into a linear number of sets. Among the many different applications of WSPDs, Callahan and Kosaraju proved that the sparse subgraph that results by selecting an arbitrary edge from each set (called WSPD-spanner) is a 1 + 8/(s − 4)-spanner, where s > 4 is the separation ratio used for partitioning the edges. Although competitive local-routing strategies exist for various spanners such as Yao-graphs, Θ-graphs, and variants of Delaunay graphs, few local-routing strategies are known for any WSPD-spanner. Our main contribution is a local-routing algorithm with a near-optimal competitive routing ratio of 1 + O(1/s) on a WSPD-spanner. Specifically, we present a 2-local and a 1-local routing algorithm on a WSPD-spanner with competitive routing ratios of 1+6/(s−2)+4/s and 1+6/(s−2)+ 6/s + 4/(s2 − 2s) + 8/s2respectively.

  • Bose, P, De Carufel, J.-L. (Jean-Lou), Dujmović, V, & Paradis, F. (Frédérik). (2017). Local routing in spanners based on WSPDs. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62127-2_18
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  • 2017-01-01


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