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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2018.29
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-98181
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/9818/
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Ghaffari, Mohsen ; Kuhn, Fabian

Derandomizing Distributed Algorithms with Small Messages: Spanners and Dominating Set

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Abstract

This paper presents improved deterministic distributed algorithms, with O(log n)-bit messages, for some basic graph problems. The common ingredient in our results is a deterministic distributed algorithm for computing a certain hitting set, which can replace the random part of a number of standard randomized distributed algorithms. This deterministic hitting set algorithm itself is derived using a simple method of conditional expectations. As one main end-result of this derandomized hitting set, we get a deterministic distributed algorithm with round complexity 2^O(sqrt{log n * log log n}) for computing a (2k-1)-spanner of size O~(n^{1+1/k}). This improves considerably on a recent algorithm of Grossman and Parter [DISC'17] which needs O(n^{1/2-1/k} * 2^k) rounds. We also get a 2^O(sqrt{log n * log log n})-round deterministic distributed algorithm for computing an O(log^2 n)-approximation of minimum dominating set; all prior algorithms for this problem were either randomized or required large messages.

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@InProceedings{ghaffari_et_al:LIPIcs:2018:9818,
  author =	{Mohsen Ghaffari and Fabian Kuhn},
  title =	{{Derandomizing Distributed Algorithms with Small Messages: Spanners and Dominating Set}},
  booktitle =	{32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing  (DISC 2018)},
  pages =	{29:1--29:17},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-092-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{121},
  editor =	{Ulrich Schmid and Josef Widder},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/9818},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-98181},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.DISC.2018.29},
  annote =	{Keywords: Distributed Algorithms, Derandomization, Spanners, Dominating Set}
}

Keywords: Distributed Algorithms, Derandomization, Spanners, Dominating Set
Collection: 32nd International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC 2018)
Issue Date: 2018
Date of publication: 04.10.2018


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