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Minimum Latency Tours and the k-Traveling Repairmen Problem

  • Raja Jothi
  • Balaji Raghavachari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2976)

Abstract

Given an undirected graph G=(V,E) and a source vertex s ∈ V, the k-traveling repairman (KTR) problem, also known as the minimum latency problem, asks for k tours, each starting at s and covering all the vertices (customers) such that the sum of the latencies experienced by the customers is minimum. Latency of a customer p is defined to be the distance (time) traveled before visiting p for the first time. Previous literature on the KTR problem has considered the version of the problem in which the repairtime of a customer is assumed to be zero for latency calculations. We consider a generalization of the problem in which each customer has an associated repairtime. In this paper, we present constant factor approximation algorithms for this problem and its variants.

Keywords

Approximation Ratio Minimum Latency Total Latency Source Vertex Constant Factor Approximation Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raja Jothi
    • 1
  • Balaji Raghavachari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardson

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