AbstractWe consider the following problem: Given an integer K and a network G with two distinct vertices s and t, find a maximum number of vertex disjoint paths from s to t of length bounded by k. In a recent work [IPS] it was shown that for length greater that four this problem is NP-Hard. In this paper we present a polynomial heuristic algorithm for the problem for general length. The algorithm is proved to give optimal solution for length less than five. Experiments show very good results for the algorithm.
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