By Sebastian Böcker, Sebastian Briesemeister (auth.), Boting Yang, Ding-Zhu Du, Cao An Wang (eds.)

This booklet constitutes the refereed complaints of the second one overseas convention on Combinatorial Optimization and purposes, COCOA 2008, held in St. John's, Canada, in August 2008.

The forty four revised complete papers have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from eighty four submissions. The papers characteristic unique examine within the components of combinatorial optimization -- either theoretical matters and and functions encouraged by means of real-world difficulties hence exhibiting convincingly the usefulness and potency of the algorithms mentioned in a realistic setting.

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B. -Z. A. ): COCOA 2008, LNCS 5165, pp. 23–31, 2008. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008 24 R. A. Evans, and T. Wareham In this paper, we give the first parameterized complexity analysis of a kanonymization problem, namely the entry suppression problem. This analysis includes algorithms which demonstrate the fixed-parameter tractability of this problem under a number of practically-useful restrictions; underlying these algorithms are three general frameworks that may be applicable to other kanonymization problems.

Wareham Table 1. Summary of Parameterized Results for Entry Suppression. For each F P T result, the numbers of the algorithms implying this result are given in parentheses. – k – N P -hard ∈ XP |Σ| ∈ XP ∈ XP m ??? n F P T (2) F P T (2) |Σ|, m ??? F P T (1) |Σ|, n F P T (2) F P T (2) e ??? F P T (3) F P T (2) F P T (1, 3) F P T (2) k, e ??? F P T (3) F P T (2) F P T (1, 3) F P T (2) many rows will be left, and if a group has at least e + k members then it can be used instead of a smaller group.

Every hypernode (rather than every node) has a positive weight. We seek a subset S of hypernodes with minimum total weight so that the union of hypernodes in S intersects every hyperedge in at least m nodes. We refer to this problem as Work supported by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsr˚ adet), grant no. 20076437, “Combinatorial inference algorithms – parameterization and clustering”. B. -Z. A. ): COCOA 2008, LNCS 5165, pp. 32–42, 2008. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008 Multiple Hypernode Hitting Sets and Smallest Two-Cores with Targets 33 Multiple Weighted Hypernode Hitting Set.

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