Families of Graphs Having Broadcasting and Gossiping Properties

  • Guillaume Fertin
  • André Raspaud
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1517)


Broadcasting and gossiping are two problems of information dissemination described in a group of individuals connected by a communication network. In broadcasting (resp. gossiping), one node (resp. every node) has a piece of information and needs to transmit it to everyone else in the network. These communications patterns find their main applications in the field of interconnection networks for parallel architectures. In this paper, we are interested in Minimum Broadcast (resp. Gossip, Linear Gossip) Graphs (resp. Digraphs), that is graphs (resp. digraphs) that can achieve broadcasting (resp. gossiping, linear gossiping) in minimum time, and with a minimum number of edges. Many papers have investigated these subjects, but only a few general results on the size of graphs of order n are known. In this paper, we take the census of all the known non-isomorphic families of graphs (resp. digraphs) which are Minimum Broadcast Graphs, Minimum Gossip Graphs, Minimum Linear Gossip Graphs and/or Minimum Broadcast Digraphs, and we show that in most cases, the proposed minimum graphs that can be found in the literature are Knödel graphs [10,7].


Broadcasting gossiping minimum broadcast graphs minimum gossip graphs Knödel graphs circulant graphs hypercubes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Fertin
    • 1
  • André Raspaud
    • 1
  1. 1.LaBRI U.M.R. C.N.R.S. 5800Université Bordeaux ITalence Cedex

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