By Johan Håstad (auth.), Josep Díaz, Klaus Jansen, José D. P. Rolim, Uri Zwick (eds.)

This publication constitutes the joint refereed lawsuits of the ninth foreign Workshop on Approximation Algorithms for Combinatorial Optimization difficulties, APPROX 2006 and the tenth foreign Workshop on Randomization and Computation, RANDOM 2006, held in Barcelona, Spain, in August 2006.

The forty four revised complete papers awarded have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from one zero five submissions. one of the issues lined are layout and research of approximation algorithms, hardness of approximation difficulties, small areas and information streaming algorithms, sub-linear time algorithms, embeddings and metric area tools, mathematical programming tools, coloring and partitioning, cuts and connectivity, video game idea, community layout and routing, packing and protecting, scheduling, layout and research of randomized algorithms, randomized complexity thought, pseudorandomness, derandomization, random combinatorial constructions, Markov chains, prohabalistic facts structures, error-correcting codes, etc.

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In the subsequent, we sometimes stress that a job ji is a plus- or minus-job by writing ji+ and ji− , respectively. We also assume, without loss of generality, that the plus-jobs are numbered such that i < j if and only if l(i) ≤ l(j) (breaking ties arbitrarily), where ji , jj ∈ J + . Given a convex bipartite poset P = (N, P ), we partition its incomparable pairs into three sets E1 , E2 , and E3 (also depicted in Fig. 1). A pair of incomparable jobs (ji , jj ) ∈ inc(P) is a member of E1 if i > j and ji , jj ∈ J − ; else if i < j and ji , jj ∈ J + ; else if ji ∈ J − and jj ∈ J + .

I, r − 1). To achieve the desired intensity I(i, j), radiation needs to be delivered by bixel (i, j) for I(i, j) time units. Fig. 1. (a) a linear accelerator in a gantry (b) multileaf collimator both made by Varian The positions of the multileaf collimator in the m channels at time t deﬁne a 0-1 m × n shape matrix St . A “0” entry in St indicates a blocked bixel and a “1” entry indicates an active bixel. Note that the multileaf collimator function implies that each row in St satisﬁes the consecutive 1’s property, that is, all the 1’s in a row are consecutive.

Sahni, J. Palta, S. Ranka and J. Li. Optimal leaf sequencing with elimination of tongue-and-groove underdosage. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49 (2004), N7–N19. 14. E. Petrank. The hardness of approximation: gap location. Computational Complexity, 4 (1994), 133–157. 15. J. Vuillemin. A Unifying Look at Data Structures. Comm ACM, 23 (1980), 229–239. On the Value of Preemption in Scheduling Yair Bartal1 , Stefano Leonardi2, Gil Shallom1 , and Rene Sitters3 2 1 Department of Computer Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, Universit di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy 3 Max-Planck-Insitut f¨ur Informatik, Saarbr¨ucken, Germany Abstract.