Brief announcement: Distributed MST in core-periphery networks

Chen Avin, Michael Borokhovich, Zvi Lotker, David Peleg

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Motivated by the structure of social networks, this paper initiates a study of distributed algorithms in networks that exhibit a core-periphery structure. Such networks contain two distinct groups of nodes: a large and sparse, group identified as the periphery, which is loosely organized around a small, and densely connected group identified as the core. We identify four basic properties that are relevant to the interplay between core and periphery. For each of these properties, we propose a corresponding axiom that captures the behavior expected of a social network based on a core-periphery structure. We then address their usefulness for distributed computation, by considering a nontrivial algorithmic task of significance in both the distributed systems world and the social networks world, namely, the distributed construction of a minimum-weight spanning tree.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed Computing - 27th International Symposium, DISC 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event27th International Symposium on Distributed Computing, DISC 2013 - Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 14 Oct 201318 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8205 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference27th International Symposium on Distributed Computing, DISC 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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