Smoothed analysis of partitioning algorithms for Euclidean functionals

Markus Bläser, Bodo Manthey, B.V. Raghavendra Rao

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Euclidean optimization problems such as TSP and minimum-length matching admit fast partitioning algorithms that compute near-optimal solutions on typical instances. In order to explain this performance, we develop a general framework for the application of smoothed analysis to partitioning algorithms for Euclidean optimization problems. Our framework can be used to analyze both the running-time and the approximation ratio of such algorithms. We apply our framework to obtain smoothed analyses of Dyer and Frieze’s partitioning algorithm for Euclidean matching, Karp’s partitioning scheme for the TSP, a heuristic for Steiner trees, and a heuristic for degree bounded minimum-length spanning trees.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)397-418
Number of pages22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • EWI-21718
  • Karp's partitioning scheme
  • Partitioning heuristics
  • Smoothed Analysis
  • METIS-296425
  • Euclidean functionals
  • Euclidean optimization
  • IR-84622
  • Approximation algorithms
  • Probabilistic Analysis

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