A Survey on Priority Queues

  • Gerth Stølting Brodal
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8066)


Back in 1964 Williams introduced the binary heap as a basic priority queue data structure supporting the operations Insert and ExtractMin in logarithmic time. Since then numerous papers have been published on priority queues. This paper tries to list some of the directions research on priority queues has taken the last 50 years.


Priority Queue Logarithmic Time Minimum Span Tree Algorithm Single Source Short Path Binary Heap 
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  • Gerth Stølting Brodal
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  1. 1.MADALGO Department of Computer ScienceAarhus UniversityDenmark

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