[BPR16] A New Self-Stabilizing Minimum Spanning Tree Construction with Loop-Free Property

Revue Internationale avec comité de lecture : Journal The Computer Journal, vol. 59(2), pp. 225-243, 2016, (doi:10.1093/comjnl/bxv110)

Mots clés: Self-stabilizing algorithm, Loop-free property, Minimum Spanning Tree Construction

Résumé: The minimum spanning tree (MST) construction is a classical problem in Distributed Computing for creating a globally minimized structure distributedly. Self-stabilization is versatile technique for forward recovery that permits to handle any kind of transient faults in a unified manner. The loop-free property provides interesting safety assurance in dynamic networks where edge-cost changes during operation of the protocol. We present a new self-stabilizing MST protocol that improves on previous known approaches in several ways. First, it makes fewer system hypotheses as the size of the network (or an upper bound on the size) need not be known to the participants. Secondly, it is loop-free in the sense that it guarantees that a spanning tree structure is always preserved while edge costs change dynamically and the protocol adjusts to a new MST. Finally, time complexity matches the best known results, while space complexity results show that this protocol is the most efficient to date.

Collaboration: LIP6


@article {
title="{A New Self-Stabilizing Minimum Spanning Tree Construction with Loop-Free Property}",
author="L. Blin and M. Potop-Butucaru and S. Rovedakis and S. Tixeuil",
journal="The Computer Journal",