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This ebook constitutes the completely refereed submit workshop lawsuits of the sixth overseas Workshop on Approximation and on-line Algorithms, WAOA 2008, held in Karlsruhe, Germany, in September 2008 as a part of the ALGO 2008 convention event.

The 22 revised complete papers offered have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from fifty six submissions. The workshop coated components equivalent to algorithmic video game conception, approximation sessions, coloring and partitioning, aggressive research, computational finance, cuts and connectivity, geometric difficulties, inapproximability effects, mechanism layout, community layout, packing and protecting, paradigms for layout and research of approximation and on-line algorithms, randomization recommendations, real-world purposes, and scheduling problems.

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Let p(u, u ) be a shortest path between u and u in G. Let Cˆ be the connected component obtained by merging C, C and the path p(u, u ). For the correctness proof, we need the following two observations: First, observe that in every phase, the path p(u, u ) used to merge the components C and C does not go through any other cluster C , since otherwise, d(C, C ) would be strictly smaller than d(C, C ), contradicting the choice of the pair (C, C ). Moreover, p(u, u ) does not go through any other vertex v in the cluster C except for its endpoint u, since otherwise dist(v, u , G) < dist(u, u , G), contradicting the choice of the pair u, u .

It is enough to show that if wj ∈ / PW then wj cannot be involved in any new internal blocking pair for M ⊕ P . Suppose indirectly that (ui , wj ) is a new internal blocking pair. If ui ∈ / PU0 then ui is either uncovered by M ⊕ P or has the same partner as in M , so (ui , wj ) cannot be a new internal blocking pair. If ui ∈ PU0 ∩ PU then (ui , wj ) = E(G) since ui has only two women in his list and both of them are in PW . Finally, if ui = u0 = PU0 \ PU then (u0 , wj ) cannot be blocking since u0 was uncovered by M and we supposed that no external blocking pair exists for M , a contradiction.

Finally, let us consider the approximation ratio of algorithm A. Let OP T be the number of edges of an optimal solution of MDBCSd in G, and let ALG be the number of edges of the solution found by algorithm A. We distinguish two cases: 36 O. Amini et al. n ˆ has at least log n vertices. • If OP T ≥ d·log , then any optimal solution H 2 ˆ contains a tree on log n vertices, and so does G. Hence, In particular, H this tree will be found in step (2), and therefore ALG ≥ log n − 1. ) On the other hand, we know that OP T ≤ min{m, nd/2}.

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