## Abstract

We study the problem of routing in doubling metrics, and show how to perform hierarchical routing in such metrics with small stretch and compact routing tables (i.e., with small amount of routing information stored at each vertex). We say that a metric (X, d) has doubling dimension dim(X) at most α if every set of diameter D can be covered by 2 ^{α} sets of diameter D/2. (A doubling metric is one whose doubling dimension dim(X) is a constant.) We show how to perform (1 + τ)-stretch routing on metrics for any 0 < τ ≤ 1 with routing tables of size at most (α/τ) ^{O(α)} log ^{2} Δ bits with only (α/τ) ^{o(α)} log Δ entries, where Δ is the diameter of the graph; hence the number of routing table entries is just τ ^{;-o(1)} log Δ for doubling metrics. These results extend and improve on those of Talwar (2004). We also give better constructions of sparse spanners for doubling metrics than those obtained from the routing tables above; for τ > 0, we give algorithms to construct (1 + τ)stretch spanners for a metric (X, d) with maximum degree at most (2 + 1/τ) ^{O(dim(X))}, matching the results of Das et al. for Euclidean metrics.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages | 762-771 |

Number of pages | 10 |

State | Published - 2005 |

Event | Sixteenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms - Vancouver, BC, United States Duration: Jan 23 2005 → Jan 25 2005 |

### Other

Other | Sixteenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms |
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Country/Territory | United States |

City | Vancouver, BC |

Period | 1/23/05 → 1/25/05 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Software
- General Mathematics