Deterministic Subgraph Detection in Broadcast CONGEST

Authors Janne H. Korhonen, Joel Rybicki

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Janne H. Korhonen and Joel Rybicki. Deterministic Subgraph Detection in Broadcast CONGEST. In 21st International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 95, pp. 4:1-4:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


We present simple deterministic algorithms for subgraph finding and enumeration in the broadcast CONGEST model of distributed computation: - For any constant k, detecting k-paths and trees on k nodes can be done in O(1) rounds. - For any constant k, detecting k-cycles and pseudotrees on k nodes can be done in O(n) rounds. - On d-degenerate graphs, cliques and 4-cycles can be enumerated in O(d + log n) rounds, and 5-cycles in O(d2 + log n) rounds. In many cases, these bounds are tight up to logarithmic factors. Moreover, we show that the algorithms for d-degenerate graphs can be improved to O(d/logn) and O(d2/logn), respect- ively, in the supported CONGEST model, which can be seen as an intermediate model between CONGEST and the congested clique.
  • distributed computing
  • subgraph detection
  • CONGEST model
  • lower bounds


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