Engineering Algorithms for Large Network Applications
Dealing effectively with applications in large networks, it typically requires the efficient solution of one ore more underlying algorithmic problems. Due to the size of the network, a considerable effort is inevitable in order to achieve the desired efficiency in the algorithm.
One of the primary tasks in large network applications is to answer queries for finding best routes or paths as efficiently as possible. Quite often, the challenge is to process a vast number of such queries on-line: a typical situation encountered in several real-time applications (e. g., traffic information systems, public transportation systems) concerns a query‐intensive scenario, where a central server has to answer a huge number of on-line customer queries asking for their best routes (or optimal itineraries). The main goal in such an application is to reduce the (average) response time for a query.
Answering a best route (or optimal itinerary) query translates in computing...
KeywordsShort Path Query Time Short Path Problem Good Route Edge Cost
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