Worst-case bounds for blind broadcasting in small-degree networks
Paper in proceedings, 2001

Blind broadcasting is the task of delivering a message from a source to all the n nodes in a network, where nodes are not aware of the network topology. We derive upper and lower bounds for the worst-case broadcast time, in terms of size n and depth d of the network (i.e. eccentricity of the source). Provided that the degree of nodes is bounded by a small constant, these results improve upon the general upper bound of 2n-d. For degree up to 5 we get tight bounds.

small degree

full synchronization


one-port model

unknown topology


Peter Damaschke


8th International Colloquium on Structural Information and Communication Complexity SIROCCO'2001 (Proceedings in Informatics, Carleton Scientific)

Vol. 11 105-115

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Computer and Information Science



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