The capacitated K-center problem (Extended abstract)

Samir Khuller, Yoram J. Sussmann

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The capacitated K-center problem is a fundamental facility location problem, where we are asked to locate K facilities in a graph, and to assign vertices to facilities, so as to minimize the maximum distance from a vertex to the facility to which it is assigned. Moreover, each facility may be assigned at most s vertices. This problem is known to be NP-hard. We give polynomial time approximation algorithms for two different versions of this problem that achieve approximation factors of 5 and 6. We also study some generalizations of this problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAlgorithms - ESA 1996 - 4th Annual European Symposium, Proceedings
EditorsJosep Diaz, Maria Serna
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540616802, 9783540616801
StatePublished - 1996
Event4th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 1996 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Sep 25 1996Sep 27 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference4th European Symposium on Algorithms, ESA 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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