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Hyatt-Denesik, Dylan ; Jabal Ameli, Afrouz ; Sanità, Laura

Finding Almost Tight Witness Trees

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This paper addresses a graph optimization problem, called the Witness Tree problem, which seeks a spanning tree of a graph minimizing a certain non-linear objective function. This problem is of interest because it plays a crucial role in the analysis of the best approximation algorithms for two fundamental network design problems: Steiner Tree and Node-Tree Augmentation. We will show how a wiser choice of witness trees leads to an improved approximation for Node-Tree Augmentation, and for Steiner Tree in special classes of graphs.

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  author =	{Hyatt-Denesik, Dylan and Jabal Ameli, Afrouz and Sanit\`{a}, Laura},
  title =	{{Finding Almost Tight Witness Trees}},
  booktitle =	{50th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2023)},
  pages =	{79:1--79:16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-278-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{261},
  editor =	{Etessami, Kousha and Feige, Uriel and Puppis, Gabriele},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-181314},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2023.79},
  annote =	{Keywords: Algorithms, Network Design, Approximation}

Keywords: Algorithms, Network Design, Approximation
Collection: 50th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2023)
Issue Date: 2023
Date of publication: 05.07.2023

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