New Metaheuristic Approaches for the Leaf-Constrained Minimum Spanning Tree Problem

Given an undirected, connected, weighted graph, the leaf-constrained minimum spanning tree (LCMST) problem seeks a spanning tree of the graph with smallest weight among all spanning trees of the graph, which contains at least l leaves. In this paper we have proposed two new metaheuristic approaches for the LCMST problem. One is an ant-colony optimization… CONTINUE READING