Applications of Cayley graphs

  • G. Cooperman
  • L. Finkelstein
  • N. Sarawagi
Submitted Contributions Algorithms And Designs For Symbolic And Algebraic Computation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 508)


This paper demonstrates the power of the Cayley graph approach to solve specific applications, such as rearrangement problems and the design of interconnection networks for parallel CPU's. Recent results of the authors for efficient use of Cayley graphs are used here in exploratory analysis to extend recent results of Babai et al. on a family of trivalent Cayley graphs associated with PSL2(p). This family and its subgroups are important as a model for interconnection networks of parallel CPU's. The methods have also been used to solve for the first time problems which were previously too large, such as the diameter of Rubik's 2 × 2 × 2 cube. New results on how to generalize the methods to rearrangement problems without a natural group structure are also presented.


Permutation Group Cayley Graph Interconnection Network Legal Move Function Count 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Cooperman
    • 1
  • L. Finkelstein
    • 1
  • N. Sarawagi
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer ScienceNortheastern UniversityBostonU.S.A.

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