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Competitive Searching for a Line on a Line Arrangement

Authors: Quirijn Bouts, Thom Castermans, Arthur van Goethem, Marc van Kreveld, and Wouter Meulemans

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 123, 29th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2018)


Abstract
We discuss the problem of searching for an unknown line on a known or unknown line arrangement by a searcher S, and show that a search strategy exists that finds the line competitively, that is, with detour factor at most a constant when compared to the situation where S has all knowledge. In the case where S knows all lines but not which one is sought, the strategy is 79-competitive. We also show that it may be necessary to travel on Omega(n) lines to realize a constant competitive ratio. In the case where initially, S does not know any line, but learns about the ones it encounters during the search, we give a 414.2-competitive search strategy.

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Quirijn Bouts, Thom Castermans, Arthur van Goethem, Marc van Kreveld, and Wouter Meulemans. Competitive Searching for a Line on a Line Arrangement. In 29th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 123, pp. 49:1-49:12, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


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@InProceedings{bouts_et_al:LIPIcs.ISAAC.2018.49,
  author =	{Bouts, Quirijn and Castermans, Thom and van Goethem, Arthur and van Kreveld, Marc and Meulemans, Wouter},
  title =	{{Competitive Searching for a Line on a Line Arrangement}},
  booktitle =	{29th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2018)},
  pages =	{49:1--49:12},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-094-1},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2018},
  volume =	{123},
  editor =	{Hsu, Wen-Lian and Lee, Der-Tsai and Liao, Chung-Shou},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2018.49},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-99970},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2018.49},
  annote =	{Keywords: Competitive searching, line arrangement, detour factor, search strategy}
}
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Ruler of the Plane - Games of Geometry (Multimedia Contribution)

Authors: Sander Beekhuis, Kevin Buchin, Thom Castermans, Thom Hurks, and Willem Sonke

Published in: LIPIcs, Volume 77, 33rd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2017)


Abstract
Ruler of the Plane is a set of games illustrating concepts from combinatorial and computational geometry. The games are based on the art gallery problem, ham-sandwich cuts, the Voronoi game, and geometric network connectivity problems like the Euclidean minimum spanning tree and traveling salesperson problem.

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Sander Beekhuis, Kevin Buchin, Thom Castermans, Thom Hurks, and Willem Sonke. Ruler of the Plane - Games of Geometry (Multimedia Contribution). In 33rd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 77, pp. 63:1-63:5, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)


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@InProceedings{beekhuis_et_al:LIPIcs.SoCG.2017.63,
  author =	{Beekhuis, Sander and Buchin, Kevin and Castermans, Thom and Hurks, Thom and Sonke, Willem},
  title =	{{Ruler of the Plane - Games of Geometry}},
  booktitle =	{33rd International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2017)},
  pages =	{63:1--63:5},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-038-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{77},
  editor =	{Aronov, Boris and Katz, Matthew J.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2017.63},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-72400},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2017.63},
  annote =	{Keywords: art gallery problem, ham-sandwich cuts, Voronoi game, traveling sales-person problem}
}
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