Flood search under the California Split rule

Y. Baryshnikov, E. Coffman, P. Jelenković, P. Momčilović, D. Rubenstein

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The flood searching algorithm, under the California Split rule, was studied. The flood search on a line indicated that no algorithm was capable of achieving an average-case competitive ratio of less than 4 in comparison to an optimal off-line algorithm. The study described the employed optimal scanning sequences. The sequences were obtained via recursive algorithms, which yield to complex behavior related to Hamiltonian chaos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-206
Number of pages8
JournalOperations Research Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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