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Simultaneous embedding of planar graphs with few bends
 In 12th Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD
, 2004
"... We consider several variations of the simultaneous embedding problem for planar graphs. We begin with a simple proof that not all pairs of planar graphs have simultaneous geometric embedding. However, using bends, pairs of planar graphs can be simultaneously embedded on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid, wit ..."
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We consider several variations of the simultaneous embedding problem for planar graphs. We begin with a simple proof that not all pairs of planar graphs have simultaneous geometric embedding. However, using bends, pairs of planar graphs can be simultaneously embedded on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid, with at most three bends per edge, where n is the number of vertices. The O(n) time algorithm guarantees that two corresponding vertices in the graphs are mapped to the same location in the final drawing and that both the drawings are crossingfree. The special case when both input graphs are trees has several applications, such as contour tree simplification and evolutionary biology. We show that if both the input graphs are are trees, only one bend per edge is required. The O(n) time algorithm guarantees that both drawings are crossingsfree, corresponding tree vertices are mapped to the same locations, and all vertices (and bends) are on the O(n 2) × O(n 2) grid (O(n 3) × O(n 3) grid). For the special case when one of the graphs is a tree and the other is a path we can find simultaneous embedding with fixededges. That is, we can guarantee that corresponding vertices are mapped to the same locations and that corresponding edges are drawn the same way. We describe an O(n) time algorithm for simultaneous embedding with fixededges for treepath pairs with at most one bend per treeedge and no bends along path edges, such that all vertices (and bends) are on the O(n) × O(n 2) grid, (O(n 2) × O(n 3) grid).
Graph Treewidth and Geometric Thickness Parameters
 DISCRETE AND COMPUTATIONAL GEOMETRY
, 2005
"... Consider a drawing of a graph G in the plane such that crossing edges are coloured differently. The minimum number of colours, taken over all drawings of G, is the classical graph parameter thickness. By restricting the edges to be straight, we obtain the geometric thickness. By additionally restri ..."
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Consider a drawing of a graph G in the plane such that crossing edges are coloured differently. The minimum number of colours, taken over all drawings of G, is the classical graph parameter thickness. By restricting the edges to be straight, we obtain the geometric thickness. By additionally restricting the vertices to be in convex position, we obtain the book thickness. This paper studies the relationship between these parameters and treewidth. Our first main result states that for graphs of treewidth k, the maximum thickness and the maximum geometric thickness both equal ⌈k/2⌉. This says that the lower bound for thickness can be matched by an upper bound, even in the more restrictive geometric setting. Our second main result states that for graphs of treewidth k, the maximum book thickness equals k if k ≤ 2 and equals k + 1 if k ≥ 3. This refutes a conjecture of Ganley and Heath [Discrete Appl. Math. 109(3):215–221, 2001]. Analogous results are proved for outerthickness, arboricity, and stararboricity.
The Open Problems Project
, 2010
"... This is the beginning of a project 1 to record open problems of interest to researchers in computational geometry and related fields. It commenced with the publication of thirty problems in Computational Geometry Column 42 [MO01] (see Problems 1–30), but has grown much beyond that. We encourage corr ..."
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This is the beginning of a project 1 to record open problems of interest to researchers in computational geometry and related fields. It commenced with the publication of thirty problems in Computational Geometry Column 42 [MO01] (see Problems 1–30), but has grown much beyond that. We encourage correspondence