Simultaneous source location
We consider the problem of Simultaneous Source Location -selecting locations for sources in a capacitated graph such that a given set of demands can be satisfied. We give an exact algorithm for trees and show how this can be combined with a result of Räcke to give a solution that exceeds edge capacities by at most O(log2 n log log n), where n is the number of nodes. On graphs of bounded treewidth, we show the problem is still NP-Hard, but we are able to give a PTAS with at most O(1+ε) violation of the capacities, or a (k+1)-approximation with exact capacities, where k is the treewidth and ε can be made arbitrarily small. © Springer-Verlag 2004.
Andreev, K; Garrod, C; Maggs, B; Meyerson, A
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