### Abstract

We examine the problem of broadcasting in a point-to-point computer network where a message, originated by one node, is transmitted to all nodes, subject to the restriction that an informed node can call only one of its neighbors during a given time unit. A dynamic programming formulation for optimal broadcasting in general networks is given, and an exact algorithm based on it is developed. Since this algorithm is not very efficient for larger networks, we present a number of heuristics for achieving efficient near-optimal algorithms. In particular; we discuss in detail a class of heuristics which require finding at each step a least-weight maximum matching in a bipartite graph.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 804-811 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Journal | IEEE Transactions on Computers |

Volume | C-33 |

Issue number | 9 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1984 |

### Keywords

- Bipartite graph
- dynamic programming
- heuristic algorithms
- least-weight maximum matching
- minimum-delay broadcasting
- point-to-point computer networks

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Software
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Hardware and Architecture
- Computational Theory and Mathematics

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*IEEE Transactions on Computers*,

*C-33*(9), 804-811. https://doi.org/10.1109/TC.1984.1676496