Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics: Contemporary and Emerging Applications, Volume 2, 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics

Contemporary and Emerging Applications, Volume 2, 2nd Edition

Edited by Teofilo F. Gonzalez

Chapman and Hall/CRC

780 pages | 194 B/W Illus.

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Handbook of Approximation Algorithms and Metaheuristics, Second Edition reflects the tremendous growth in the field, over the past two decades. Through contributions from leading experts, this handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the underlying theory and methodologies, as well as the various applications of approximation algorithms and metaheuristics.

Volume 1 of this two-volume set deals primarily with methodologies and traditional applications. It includes restriction, relaxation, local ratio, approximation schemes, randomization, tabu search, evolutionary computation, local search, neural networks, and other metaheuristics. It also explores multi-objective optimization, reoptimization, sensitivity analysis, and stability. Traditional applications covered include: bin packing, multi-dimensional packing, Steiner trees, traveling salesperson, scheduling, and related problems.

Volume 2 focuses on the contemporary and emerging applications of methodologies to problems in combinatorial optimization, computational geometry and graphs problems, as well as in large-scale and emerging application areas. It includes approximation algorithms and heuristics for clustering, networks (sensor and wireless), communication, bioinformatics search, streams, virtual communities, and more.

About the Editor

Teofilo F. Gonzalez is a professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He completed his Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Oklahoma, the Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Texas at Dallas, before joining the UCSB computer science faculty in 1984. He spent sabbatical leaves at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and Utrecht University. He is known for his highly cited pioneering research in the hardness of approximation; for his sublinear and best possible approximation algorithm for k-tMM clustering; for introducing the open-shop scheduling problem as well as algorithms for its solution that have found applications in numerous research areas; as well as for his research on problems in the areas of job scheduling, graph algorithms, computational geometry, message communication, wire routing, etc.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction, Overview and Definitions

Teofilo F. Gonzalez

Part I: Computational Geometry and Graph Applications

2 Approximation Schemes for Minimum-Cost k-Connectivity Problems in Geometric Graphs

Artur Czumaj and Andrzej Lingas

3 Dilation and Detours in Geometric Networks

Joachim Gudmundsson and Christian Knauer

4 TheWell-Separated Pair Decomposition and Its Applications

Michiel Smid

5 Covering with Unit Balls

Hossein Ghasemalizadeh and Mohammadreza Razzazi

6 Minimum Edge Length Rectangular Partitions

Teofilo F. Gonzalez and Si Qing Zheng

7 Automatic Placement of Labels in Maps and Drawings

Konstantinos G. Kakoulis and Ioannis G. Tollis

8 Complexity, Approximation Algorithms, and Heuristics for the Corridor Problems

Teofilo F. Gonzalez and Arturo Gonzalez-Gutierrez

9 Approximate Clustering

Ragesh Jaiswal and Sandeep Sen

10 Maximum Planar Subgraph

Gruia Calinescu and Cristina G. Fernandes

11 Disjoint Paths and Unsplittable Flow

Stavros G. Kolliopoulos

12 The k-Connected subgraph Problem

Zeev Nutov

13 Node-Connectivity Survivable Network Problems

Zeev Nutov

14 Optimum Communication Spanning Trees

Bang Ye Wu, Chuan Yi Tang, and Kun-Mao Chao

15 Activation Network Design Problems

Zeev Nutov

16 Stochastic Local Search Algorithms for the Graph Colouring Problem

Marco Chiarandini, Irina Dumitrescu, and Thomas St¨utzle

17 On Solving the Maximum Disjoint Paths Problem with Ant Colony Optimization

Maria J. Blesa and Christian Blum

18 Efficient Approximation Algorithms in Random Intersection Graphs

Sotiris Nikoletseas, Christoforos L. Raptopoulos, and Paul Spirakis

19 Approximation Algorithms for Facility Dispersion

S.S. Ravi, Daniel J. Rosenkrantz, and Giri K. Tayi

Part II: Large-Scale and Emerging Applications

20 Cost-Efficient Multicast Routing in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

Pedro M. Ruiz and Ivan Stojmenovic

21 Approximation Algorithm for Clustering in Ad-hoc Networks

Lan Wang, Xianping Wang, and Stephan Olariu

22 Topology Control Problems for Wireless Ad hoc Networks

Gruia Calinescu, Errol L. Lloyd, and S. S. Ravi

23 QoS Multimedia Multicast Routing

Ion Mandoiu, Alex Olshevsky, and Alexander Zelikovsky

24 Overlay Networks for Peer-to-Peer Networks

Andr´ea W. Richa and Christian Scheideler

25 Scheduling Data Broadcasts on Wireless Channels: Exact Solutions and Time-Optimal Solutions for Uniform Data and Heuristics for Non-Uniform Data

Alan A. Bertossi, M. Cristina Pinotti, and Romeo Rizzi

26 Strategies for Aggregating Time-discounted Information in Sensor Networks

Xianping Wang and Stephan Olariu

27 Approximation and exact algorithms for optimally placing a limited number of storage nodes in a wireless sensor network

Gianlorenzo D’Angelo, Alfredo Navarra, and M. Cristina Pinotti

28 Approximation Algorithms for the Primer Selection, PlantedMotif Search, and Related Problems

Sudha Balla, Jaime Davila, Marius Nicolae, and Sanguthevar Rajasekaran

29 Dynamic and Fractional Programming based Approximation Algorithms for Sequence Alignment with Constraints

Abdullah N. Arslan and ¨Omer Egecioglu

30 Approximation Algorithms for the Selection of Robust Tag SNPs

Yao-Ting Huang, Kui Zhang, Ting Chen, and Kun-Mao Chao

31 Large-Scale Global Placement

Jason Cong and Joseph R. Shinnerl

32 Histograms,Wavelets, Streams and Approximation

Sudipto Guha

33 A GSO based Swarm Algorithm for Odor Source Localization in Turbulent Environments

Joseph Thomas and Debasish Ghose

34 Color Quantization

Zhigang Xiang

35 Digital Reputation for Virtual Communities

Roberto Battiti and Anurag Garg

36 Approximation for Influence Maximization

Jing Yuan, Weili Wu, and Wen Xu

37 Approximation and Heuristics for Community Detection

Jing Yuan, Weili Wu, and Sarat Chandra Varanasi

About the Editor

Teofilo Gonzalez is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

About the Series

Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Programming / Games
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
MATHEMATICS / Arithmetic