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Łącki, Jakub ; Nazari, Yasamin

Near-Optimal Decremental Hopsets with Applications

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Given a weighted undirected graph G = (V,E,w), a hopset H of hopbound β and stretch (1+ε) is a set of edges such that for any pair of nodes u, v ∈ V, there is a path in G ∪ H of at most β hops, whose length is within a (1+ε) factor from the distance between u and v in G. We show the first efficient decremental algorithm for maintaining hopsets with a polylogarithmic hopbound. The update time of our algorithm matches the best known static algorithm up to polylogarithmic factors. All the previous decremental hopset constructions had a superpolylogarithmic (but subpolynomial) hopbound of 2^{log^{Ω(1)} n} [Bernstein, FOCS'09; HKN, FOCS'14; Chechik, FOCS'18].
By applying our decremental hopset construction, we get improved or near optimal bounds for several distance problems. Most importantly, we show how to decrementally maintain (2k-1)(1+ε)-approximate all-pairs shortest paths (for any constant k ≥ 2), in Õ(n^{1/k}) amortized update time and O(k) query time. This improves (by a polynomial factor) over the update-time of the best previously known decremental algorithm in the constant query time regime. Moreover, it improves over the result of [Chechik, FOCS'18] that has a query time of O(log log(nW)), where W is the aspect ratio, and the amortized update time is n^{1/k}⋅(1/ε)^{Õ(√{log n})}). For sparse graphs our construction nearly matches the best known static running time / query time tradeoff.
We also obtain near-optimal bounds for maintaining approximate multi-source shortest paths and distance sketches, and get improved bounds for approximate single-source shortest paths. Our algorithms are randomized and our bounds hold with high probability against an oblivious adversary.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{{\L}\k{a}cki, Jakub and Nazari, Yasamin},
  title =	{{Near-Optimal Decremental Hopsets with Applications}},
  booktitle =	{49th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2022)},
  pages =	{86:1--86:20},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-235-8},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{229},
  editor =	{Boja\'{n}czyk, Miko{\l}aj and Merelli, Emanuela and Woodruff, David P.},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-164277},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2022.86},
  annote =	{Keywords: Dynamic Algorithms, Data Structures, Shortest Paths, Hopsets}

Keywords: Dynamic Algorithms, Data Structures, Shortest Paths, Hopsets
Collection: 49th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 28.06.2022

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