## Abstract

In the strongly connected spanning subgraph (SCSS) problem, the goal is to find a minimum weight spanning subgraph of a strongly connected directed graph that maintains the strong connectivity. In this paper, we consider the SCSS problem for two families of geometric directed graphs; t-spanners and symmetric disk graphs. Given a constant t ≥ 1, a directed graph G is a t-spanner of a set of points V if, for every two points u and v in V, there exists a directed path from u to v in G of length at most t|uv|, where |uv| is the Euclidean distance between u and v. Given a set V of points in the plane such that each point u V has a radius ru, the symmetric disk graph of V is a directed graph G = (V,E), such that E = {(u,v): |uv|≤ ru and |uv|≤ rv}. Thus, if there exists a directed edge (u,v), then (v,u) exists as well. We present ^{3}\_{4}(t + 1) and ^{3}\_{2} approximation algorithms for the SCSS problem for t-spanners and for symmetric disk graphs, respectively. Actually, our approach achieves a ^{3}_{4}(t + 1)-approximation algorithm for all directed graphs satisfying the property that, for every two nodes u and v, the ratio between the shortest paths, from u to v and from v to u in the graph, is at most t.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 207-219 |

Number of pages | 13 |

Journal | International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications |

Volume | 27 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Sep 2017 |

## Keywords

- Computational geometry
- approximation algorithms
- strongly connected subgraphs
- symmetric disk graphs
- t-spanners

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Geometry and Topology
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics