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Online conflictfree coloring for intervals
 SIAM Journal on Computing
, 2006
"... Abstract. We consider an online version of the conflictfree coloring of a set of points on the line, where each newly inserted point must be assigned a color upon insertion, and at all times the coloring has to be conflictfree, in the sense that in every interval I there is a color that appears ex ..."
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Abstract. We consider an online version of the conflictfree coloring of a set of points on the line, where each newly inserted point must be assigned a color upon insertion, and at all times the coloring has to be conflictfree, in the sense that in every interval I there is a color that appears exactly once in I. We present deterministic and randomized algorithms for achieving this goal, and analyze their performance, that is, the maximum number of colors that they need to use, as a function of the number n of inserted points. We first show that a natural and simple (deterministic) approach may perform rather poorly, requiring Ω ( √ n) colors in the worst case. We then derive two efficient variants of this simple algorithm. The first is deterministic and uses O(log 2 n) colors, and the second is randomized and uses O(log n) colors with high probability. We also show that the O(log 2 n) bound on the number of colors used by our deterministic algorithm is tight on the worst case. We also analyze the performance of the simplest proposed algorithm when the points are inserted in a random order, and present an incomplete analysis that indicates that, with high probability, it uses only O(log n) colors. Finally, we show that in the extension of this problem to two dimensions, where the relevant ranges are disks, n colors may be required in the worst case.
ConflictFree Coloring and its Applications
, 2010
"... Let H = (V, E) be a hypergraph. A conflictfree coloring of H is an assignment of colors to V such that in each hyperedge e ∈ E there is at least one uniquelycolored vertex. This notion is an extension of the classical graph coloring. Such colorings arise in the context of frequency assignment to c ..."
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Let H = (V, E) be a hypergraph. A conflictfree coloring of H is an assignment of colors to V such that in each hyperedge e ∈ E there is at least one uniquelycolored vertex. This notion is an extension of the classical graph coloring. Such colorings arise in the context of frequency assignment to cellular antennae, in battery consumption aspects of sensor networks, in RFID protocols and several other fields, and has been the focus of many recent research papers. In this paper, we survey this notion and its combinatorial and algorithmic aspects.
Dynamic Offline ConflictFree Coloring for Unit Disks
"... Abstract. A conflictfree coloring for a given set of disks is a coloring of the disks such that for any point p on the plane there is a disk among the disks covering p having a color different from that of the rest of the disks that covers p. In the dynamic offline setting, a sequence of disks is g ..."
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Abstract. A conflictfree coloring for a given set of disks is a coloring of the disks such that for any point p on the plane there is a disk among the disks covering p having a color different from that of the rest of the disks that covers p. In the dynamic offline setting, a sequence of disks is given, we have to color the disks onebyone according to the order of the sequence and maintain the conflictfree property at any time for the disks that are colored. This paper focuses on unit disks, i.e., disks with radius one. We give an algorithm that colors a sequence of n unit disks in the dynamic offline setting using O(log n) colors. The algorithm is asymptotically optimal because Ω(log n) colors is necessary to color some set of n unit disks for any value of n [9]. 1
CONFLICTFREE COLORINGS OF UNIFORM HYPERGRAPHS WITH FEW EDGES
"... Abstract. A coloring of the vertices of a hypergraph H is called conflictfree if each edge e of H contains a vertex whose color does not repeat in e. The smallest number of colors required for such a coloring is called the conflictfree chromatic number of H, and is denoted by χCF (H). Pach and Tar ..."
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Abstract. A coloring of the vertices of a hypergraph H is called conflictfree if each edge e of H contains a vertex whose color does not repeat in e. The smallest number of colors required for such a coloring is called the conflictfree chromatic number of H, and is denoted by χCF (H). Pach and Tardos proved that for an (2r − 1)uniform hypergraph H with m edges, χCF (H) is at most of the order of rm1/r log m, for fixed r and large m. They also raised the question whether a similar upper bound holds for runiform hypergraphs. In this paper we show that this is not necessarily the case. Furthermore, we provide lower and upper bounds on the minimum number of edges of an runiform simple hypergraph that is not conflictfree kcolorable. 1.