Networks

A branch‐and‐cut algorithm for a bipartite graph construction problem in digital communication systems

Journal Article

Abstract We study a bipartite graph (BG) construction problem that arises in digital communication systems. In a digital communication system, information is sent from one place to another over a noisy communication channel using binary symbols (bits). The original information is encoded by adding redundant bits, which are then used to detect and correct errors that may have been introduced during transmission. Harmful structures, such as small cycles, severely deteriorate the error correction capability of a BG. We introduce an integer programming formulation to generate a BG for a given smallest cycle length. We propose a branch‐and‐cut algorithm for its solution and investigate the structural properties of the problem to derive valid inequalities and variable fixing rules. We also introduce heuristics to obtain feasible solutions for the problem. The computational experiments show that our algorithm can generate BGs without small cycles in an acceptable amount of time for practically relevant dimensions.

Related Topics

Related Publications

Related Content

Site Footer

Address:

This website is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ (Company No: 00641132, VAT No: 376766987)

Published features on StatisticsViews.com are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)   to whom Wiley and StatisticsViews.com express their gratitude. This panel are: Ron Kenett, David Steinberg, Shirley Coleman, Irena Ograjenšek, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Rainer Göb, Philippe Castagliola, Xavier Tort-Martorell, Bart De Ketelaere, Antonio Pievatolo, Martina Vandebroek, Lance Mitchell, Gilbert Saporta, Helmut Waldl and Stelios Psarakis.