Channel Assignment in Honeycomb Networks

  • Alan A. Bertossi
  • Cristina M. Pinotti
  • Romea Rizzi
  • Anil M. Shende
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2841)


The honeycomb grid is a network topology based on the hexagonal plane tessellation, which is convenient to model the regular placement on the plane of the base stations of wireless networks. For an efficient use of the radio spectrum in such networks, channels have to be assigned to the base stations so as to avoid interferences. Such a problem can be modeled as a suitable coloring problem. Precisely, given an integer t and a honeycomb grid G=(V,E), an L(1 t )-coloring of G is a function f from the vertex set V to a set of nonnegative integers such that |f(u) − f(v)| ≥ 1, if the distance between the vertices u and v is at most t. This paper presents efficient algorithms for finding optimal L(1 t )-colorings of honeycomb grids.


Wireless Network Channel Assignment Maximum Clique Radio Spectrum Chordal Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan A. Bertossi
    • 1
  • Cristina M. Pinotti
    • 2
  • Romea Rizzi
    • 2
  • Anil M. Shende
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer Science and Telecom.University of TrentoTrentoItaly
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceRoanoke CollegeSalemUSA

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