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In a recent breakthrough result, Balliu et al. [FOCS'19] proved a deterministic Ω(min(Δ, log n/ log log n))-round and a randomized Ω(min(Δ, log log n/ log log log n))-round lower bound for the complexity of the bipartite maximal matching problem on n-node graphs in the LOCAL model of distributed computing. Both lower bounds are asymptotically tight as a function of the maximum degree Δ. We provide truly tight bounds in Δ for the complexity of bipartite maximal matching and many natural variants, up to and including the additive constant. As a by-product, our results yield a considerably simplified version of the proof by Balliu et al. We show that our results can be obtained via bounded automatic round elimination, a version of the recent automatic round elimination technique by Brandt [PODC'19] that is particularly suited for automatization from a practical perspective. In this context, our work can be seen as another step towards the automatization of lower bounds in the LOCAL model. Show more
Book titlePODC '20: Proceedings of the 39th Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing
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NotesDue to the Corona virus (COVID-19) the conference was conducted virtually.
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