Optimal Multi-broadcast with Beeps Using Group Testing

  • Joffroy Beauquier
  • Janna Burman
  • Peter Davies
  • Fabien DufoulonEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11639)


The beeping model is an extremely restrictive broadcast communication model that relies only on carrier sensing. In this model, we obtain time-optimal and deterministic solutions for the fundamental communication task of multi-broadcast. The proposed solutions are completely uniform, i.e., independent of the network and problem parameters.

We improve on previous results for multi-broadcast by giving efficiently constructible solutions, that is, with local computation cost polynomial in the identifiers’ range. The originality of our approach lies in the use of (combinatorial) group testing strategies, originally developed in the centralized context.


Beeping model Group testing Multi-broadcast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joffroy Beauquier
    • 1
  • Janna Burman
    • 1
  • Peter Davies
    • 2
  • Fabien Dufoulon
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.LRI, CNRS UMR 8623Université Paris-Sud, Université Paris-SaclayOrsayFrance
  2. 2.University of WarwickCoventryUK

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