We revisit online weighted edge coloring. In this problem, weighted edges of a graph are presented one by one, to be colored with positive integers. It is required that for every vertex, all its edges of every common color will have a total weight not exceeding 1. We provide an improved upper bound on the performance of a greedy algorithm First Fit for the case of arbitrary weights, and for the case of weights not exceeding [Formula presented]. Here, the meaning of First Fit is that every edge is colored with a color of the smallest index that will keep the coloring valid. This improves the state-of-the-art with respect to online algorithms for this variant of edge coloring. We also show new lower bounds on the performance of any online algorithm with weights in [Formula presented], for any integer t≥2.
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- Edge coloring
- Online algorithms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics