• Andrew B. Kahng
  • Gabriel Robins
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 301)


This book discusses problems of “optimal interconnection” and describes efficient algorithms for several basic formulations. Our domain of application is the computer-aided design (CAD) of very large-scale integrated (VLSI) circuits, wherein interconnection design is now one of the most actively studied areas. However, much of what we develop can be applied to other domains ranging from urban planning to the design of communication networks. Because most formulations that we study are intractable, the term “optimal” in some sense is a misnomer: rather, our focus is on the reasoned and principled development of good heuristics.


Minimum Span Tree Steiner Tree Steiner Point Physical Design VLSI Design 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew B. Kahng
    • 1
  • Gabriel Robins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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