Online Multi-Coloring with Advice

Marie Gabriele Christ, Lene Monrad Favrholdt, Kim Skak Larsen

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We consider the problem of online graph multi-coloring with advice. Multi-coloring is often used to model frequency allocation in cellular networks. We give several nearly tight upper and lower bounds for the most standard topologies of cellular networks, paths and hexagonal graphs. For the path, negative results trivially carry over to bipartite graphs, and our positive results are also valid for bipartite graphs. For hexagonal graphs, negative results trivially carry over to 3-colorable graphs, and most of our positive results do as well. The advice given represents information that is likely to be available, studying for instance the data from earlier similar periods of time.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Pages (from-to)79-91
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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