Abstract: This work started with a real-world problem where the task was to partition a set of locations into disjoint subsets such that each subset is spread in a way that it covers the whole set with a certain radius.

This made us formalizing the following problem which we call Solidarty Cover Problem. Given a finite set S, a metric d, and a radius r, and a number of partitions m. We define a subset C of S to be an r-cover if B(C,r)=S. The Solidarity Cover Problem is the problem of determining whether there exist m disjoint r-covers. We consider the optimization problems of maximizing the number of r-covers which is essentially the domatic number problem, and the optimization problem of minimizing the radius.

This is joint work with Britta Peis and Eran Rosenbluth.

Date: Aug 24, 2022 at 15:00:00 h
Venue: Sala de Seminario John Von Neuman, CMM, Beauchef 851, Torre Norte, Piso 7.
Speaker: Laura Vargas Koch
Affiliation: U. de Chile
Coordinator: José Verschae