Speaker - Matthias Mnich

A time- and space-optimal algorithm for the many-visits TSP Wed, May 29, 2019 12:30 CEST

Speakers: Matthias Mnich

The many-visits traveling salesperson problem (MV-TSP) asks for an optimal tour of n cities that visits each city c a prescribed number kcof times. Travel costs may not be symmetric, and visiting a city twice in a row may incur a non-zero cost. The MV-TSP problem finds applications in scheduling, geometric approximation, and Hamiltonicity of certain graph families. The fastest known algorithm for MV-TSP is due to Cosmadakis and Papadimitriou (SICOMP, 1984).