Discrete & Computational Geometry

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 81–100 | Cite as

On sparse spanners of weighted graphs

  • Ingo Althöfer
  • Gautam Das
  • David Dobkin
  • Deborah Joseph
  • José Soares


Given a graphG, a subgraphG' is at-spanner ofG if, for everyu,v ɛV, the distance fromu tov inG' is at mostt times longer than the distance inG. In this paper we give a simple algorithm for constructing sparse spanners for arbitrary weighted graphs. We then apply this algorithm to obtain specific results for planar graphs and Euclidean graphs. We discuss the optimality of our results and present several nearly matching lower bounds.


Planar Graph Minimum Span Tree Edge Weight Weight Graph Delaunay Triangulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Althöfer
    • 1
  • Gautam Das
    • 2
  • David Dobkin
    • 3
  • Deborah Joseph
    • 4
  • José Soares
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Fakultät für MathematikUniversität BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  2. 2.Mathematical Sciences DepartmentMemphis State UniversityMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer SciencePrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer SciencesUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  5. 5.Universidade de São Paulo, IME-USP/MACSao PaoloBrazil
  6. 6.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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