Construction of Minimum Connected Dominating Set in 3-Dimensional Wireless Network

  • Feng Zou
  • Xianyue Li
  • Donghyun Kim
  • Weili Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5258)


Connected Dominating Set (CDS) has been a well known approach for constructing a virtual backbone to alleviate the broadcasting storm in wireless networks. Previous literature modeled the wireless network in a 2-dimensional plane and looked for the approximated Minimum CDS (MCDS) distributed or centralized to construct the virtual backbone of the wireless network. However, in some real situations, the wireless network should be modeled as a 3-dimensional space instead of 2-dimensional plane. We propose our approximation algorithm for MCDS construction in 3-dimensional wireless network in this paper. It achieves better upper bound (13 + ln 10)opt + 1 than the only known result 22opt. This algorithm helps bringing the research for MCDS construction in 3-dimensional wireless network to a new stage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Zou
    • 1
  • Xianyue Li
    • 2
  • Donghyun Kim
    • 1
  • Weili Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at DallasRichardson
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouP.R. China

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