A Novel Ant Algorithm for Solving the Minimum Broadcast Time Problem

  • Yehudit Hasson
  • Moshe Sipper
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3242)


The problem of Minimum Broadcast Time (MBT) seeks to find the minimal number of times steps required to broadcast a message through a communication network. We describe a novel ant algorithm for solving this NP-Complete problem and compare it to three other known algorithms, one of which is genetic. Through experimentation on randomly generated graphs we show that our algorithm finds the best solutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yehudit Hasson
    • 1
  • Moshe Sipper
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBen-Gurion UniversityIsrael

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