## Abstract

In [6] it is shown that every graph can be probabilistically embedded into a distribution over its spanning trees with expected distortion O(log ^{2} n log log n), narrowing the gap left by [1], where a lower bound of Ω(log n) is established. This lower bound holds even for the class of series-parallel graphs as proved in [8]. In this paper we close this gap for series-parallel graphs, namely we prove that every n-vertex series-parallel graph can be probabilistically embedded into a distribution over its spanning trees with expected stretch O(log n) for every two vertices. We gain our upper bound by presenting a polynomial time probabilistic algorithm that constructs spanning trees with low expected stretch. This probabilistic algorithm can be derandomized to yield a deterministic polynomial time algorithm for constructing a spanning tree of a given series-parallel graph G, whose communication cost is at most O(log n) times larger than that of G.

Original language | English |
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Pages | 1045-1053 |

Number of pages | 9 |

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State | Published - 2006 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | Seventeenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms - Miami, FL, United States Duration: 22 Jan 2006 → 24 Jan 2006 |

### Conference

Conference | Seventeenth Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms |
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Country/Territory | United States |

City | Miami, FL |

Period | 22/01/06 → 24/01/06 |