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# A Novel Algorithm for the All-Best-Swap-Edge Problem on Tree Spanners

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Davide Bilò and Kleitos Papadopoulos. A Novel Algorithm for the All-Best-Swap-Edge Problem on Tree Spanners. In 29th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 123, pp. 7:1-7:12, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)
https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2018.7

## Abstract

Given a 2-edge connected, unweighted, and undirected graph G with n vertices and m edges, a sigma-tree spanner is a spanning tree T of G in which the ratio between the distance in T of any pair of vertices and the corresponding distance in G is upper bounded by sigma. The minimum value of sigma for which T is a sigma-tree spanner of G is also called the stretch factor of T. We address the fault-tolerant scenario in which each edge e of a given tree spanner may temporarily fail and has to be replaced by a best swap edge, i.e. an edge that reconnects T-e at a minimum stretch factor. More precisely, we design an O(n^2) time and space algorithm that computes a best swap edge of every tree edge. Previously, an O(n^2 log^4 n) time and O(n^2+m log^2n) space algorithm was known for edge-weighted graphs [Bilò et al., ISAAC 2017]. Even if our improvements on both the time and space complexities are of a polylogarithmic factor, we stress the fact that the design of a o(n^2) time and space algorithm would be considered a breakthrough.

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• Theory of computation → Graph algorithms analysis
##### Keywords
• Transient edge failure
• best swap edges
• tree spanner

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