Distributed and parallel algorithms for weighted vertex cover and other covering problems

Christos Koufogiannakis, Neal E. Young
2009 Proceedings of the 28th ACM symposium on Principles of distributed computing - PODC '09  
The paper presents distributed and parallel -approximation algorithms for covering problems, where is the maximum number of variables on which any constraint depends (for example, = 2 for vertex cover). Specific results include the following. • For weighted vertex cover, the first distributed 2-approximation algorithm taking O(log n) rounds and the first parallel 2-approximation algorithm in RNC. The algorithms generalize to covering mixed integer linear programs (CMIP) with two variables per
more » ... nstraint ( = 2). • For any covering problem with monotone constraints and submodular cost, a distributed -approximation algorithm taking O(log 2 |C|) rounds, where |C| is the number of constraints. (Special cases include CMIP, facility location, and probabilistic (two-stage) variants of these problems.)
doi:10.1145/1582716.1582746 dblp:conf/podc/KoufogiannakisY09 fatcat:6ith2bn5irevdpyfc3ahngwfpa