The buy-at-bulk network design problem has been extensively studied in the general graph model. In this paper we consider the geometric version of the problem, where all points in a Euclidean space are candidates for network nodes. We present the first general approach for geometric versions of basic variants of the buy-at-bulk network design problem. It enables us to obtain quasi-polynomial-time approximation schemes for basic variants of the buy-at-bulk geometric network design problem with polynomial total demand. Then, for instances with few sinks and low capacity links, we design very fast polynomial-time low-constant approximations algorithms.
|Name||Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|
|Conference||11th International Symposium on Algorithms and Data Structures, WADS 2009|
|Period||21/08/09 → 23/08/09|
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)