Worst-Case Complexity of the Optimal LLL Algorithm [chapter]

Ali Akhavi
2000 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we consider the open problem of the complexity of the LLL algorithm in the case when the approximation parameter Ø of the algorithm has its extreme value ½. This case is of interest because the output is then the strongest Lovász-reduced basis. Experiments reported by Lagarias and Odlyzko [LO83] seem to show that the algorithm remain polynomial in average. However no bound better than a naive exponential order one is established for the worstcase complexity of the optimal LLL
more » ... rithm, even for fixed small dimension (higher than ¾). Here we prove that, for any fixed dimension Ò, the number of iterations of the LLL algorithm is linear with respect to the size of the input. It is easy to deduce from [Val91] that the linear order is optimal. Moreover in ¿ dimensions, we give a tight bound for the maximum number of iterations and we characterize precisely the output basis. Our bound also improves the known one for the usual (non-optimal) LLL algorithm.
doi:10.1007/10719839_35 fatcat:uzqcj2goejeylmnimxabdepdei