A Unified Algorithm for Degree Bounded Survivable Network Design

  • Lap Chi Lau
  • Hong Zhou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8494)


We present an approximation algorithm for the minimum bounded degree Steiner network problem that returns a Steiner network of cost at most two times the optimal and the degree on each vertex v is at most min {b v  + 3r max , 2b v  + 2}, where r max is the maximum connectivity requirement and b v is the given degree bound on v. This unifies, simplifies, and improves the previous results for this problem.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lap Chi Lau
    • 1
  • Hong Zhou
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringThe Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong

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