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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX/RANDOM.2020.63
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-126667
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/12666/
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Chan, Chun-Hsiang ; Laekhanukit, Bundit ; Wei, Hao-Ting ; Zhang, Yuhao

Polylogarithmic Approximation Algorithm for k-Connected Directed Steiner Tree on Quasi-Bipartite Graphs

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Abstract

In the k-Connected Directed Steiner Tree problem (k-DST), we are given a directed graph G = (V,E) with edge (or vertex) costs, a root vertex r, a set of q terminals T, and a connectivity requirement k > 0; the goal is to find a minimum-cost subgraph H of G such that H has k edge-disjoint paths from the root r to each terminal in T. The k-DST problem is a natural generalization of the classical Directed Steiner Tree problem (DST) in the fault-tolerant setting in which the solution subgraph is required to have an r,t-path, for every terminal t, even after removing k-1 vertices or edges. Despite being a classical problem, there are not many positive results on the problem, especially for the case k ≥ 3. In this paper, we present an O(log k log q)-approximation algorithm for k-DST when an input graph is quasi-bipartite, i.e., when there is no edge joining two non-terminal vertices. To the best of our knowledge, our algorithm is the only known non-trivial approximation algorithm for k-DST, for k ≥ 3, that runs in polynomial-time Our algorithm is tight for every constant k, due to the hardness result inherited from the Set Cover problem.

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@InProceedings{chan_et_al:LIPIcs:2020:12666,
  author =	{Chun-Hsiang Chan and Bundit Laekhanukit and Hao-Ting Wei and Yuhao Zhang},
  title =	{{Polylogarithmic Approximation Algorithm for k-Connected Directed Steiner Tree on Quasi-Bipartite Graphs}},
  booktitle =	{Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2020)},
  pages =	{63:1--63:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-164-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{176},
  editor =	{Jaros{\l}aw Byrka and Raghu Meka},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2020/12666},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-126667},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.APPROX/RANDOM.2020.63},
  annote =	{Keywords: Approximation Algorithms, Network Design, Directed Graphs}
}

Keywords: Approximation Algorithms, Network Design, Directed Graphs
Collection: Approximation, Randomization, and Combinatorial Optimization. Algorithms and Techniques (APPROX/RANDOM 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 11.08.2020


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