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Fault-Tolerant Connected Dominating Set

  • Donghyun KimEmail author
  • Wei Wang
  • Weili Wu
  • Alade O. Tokuta
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27848-8_622-1

Years and Authors of Summarized Original Work

2010; Kim, Wang, Li, Zhang, Wu

2013; Wang, Kim, An, Gao, Li, Zhang, Wu

Problem Definition

The problem of interest is to find a virtual backbone with a certain level of fault tolerance. Virtual backbone is a subset of nodes to be in charge of routing messages among the other nodes and is a very effective tool to improve the communication efficiency of various wireless networks such as mobile ad hoc networks and wireless sensor networks [ 3]. It is known that a virtual backbone with smaller cardinality works more efficiently. Without the fault-tolerance consideration, the problem of computing minimum cardinality virtual backbone can be formulated as a minimum connected dominating set problem [ 1], which is a well-known NP-hard problem [ 2]. To improve the fault tolerance of a connected dominating set C in homogenous wireless networks, C needs to exhibit two additional properties [ 4]:
  • k-connectivity: C has to be k-vertex-connected so that the...


Connected dominating set Approximation algorithm Graph algorithm Vertex connectivity Fault tolerance Virtual backbone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donghyun Kim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wei Wang
    • 2
  • Weili Wu
    • 3
  • Alade O. Tokuta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Physics, North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, NCUSA
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and Statistics, Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’an, ShaanxiP.R. China
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science, University of Texas at DallasRichardson, TXUSA