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A Framework for Dynamic Graph Drawing
 CONGRESSUS NUMERANTIUM
, 1992
"... Drawing graphs is an important problem that combines flavors of computational geometry and graph theory. Applications can be found in a variety of areas including circuit layout, network management, software engineering, and graphics. The main contributions of this paper can be summarized as follows ..."
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Drawing graphs is an important problem that combines flavors of computational geometry and graph theory. Applications can be found in a variety of areas including circuit layout, network management, software engineering, and graphics. The main contributions of this paper can be summarized as follows: ffl We devise a model for dynamic graph algorithms, based on performing queries and updates on an implicit representation of the drawing, and we show its applications. ffl We present several efficient dynamic drawing algorithms for trees, seriesparallel digraphs, planar stdigraphs, and planar graphs. These algorithms adopt a variety of representations (e.g., straightline, polyline, visibility), and update the drawing in a smooth way.
Drawing Planar Graphs Using the Canonical Ordering
 ALGORITHMICA
, 1996
"... We introduce a new method to optimize the required area, minimum angle and number of bends of planar drawings of graphs on a grid. The main tool is a new type of ordering on the vertices and faces of triconnected planar graphs. Using this method linear time and space algorithms can be designed for m ..."
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We introduce a new method to optimize the required area, minimum angle and number of bends of planar drawings of graphs on a grid. The main tool is a new type of ordering on the vertices and faces of triconnected planar graphs. Using this method linear time and space algorithms can be designed for many graph drawing problems.  Every triconnected planar graph G can be drawn convexly with straight lines on an (2n \Gamma 4) \Theta (n \Gamma 2) grid, where n is the number of vertices.  Every triconnected planar graph with maximum degree four can be drawn orthogonally on an n \Theta n grid with at most d 3n 2 e + 4, and if n ? 6 then every edge has at most two bends.  Every 3planar graph G can be drawn with at most b n 2 c + 1 bends on an b n 2 c \Theta b n 2 c grid.  Every triconnected planar graph G can be drawn planar on an (2n \Gamma 6) \Theta (3n \Gamma 9) grid with minimum angle larger than 2 d radians and at most 5n \Gamma 15 bends, with d the maximum d...
Dynamic Graph Algorithms
, 1999
"... Introduction In many applications of graph algorithms, including communication networks, graphics, assembly planning, and VLSI design, graphs are subject to discrete changes, such as additions or deletions of edges or vertices. In the last decade there has been a growing interest in such dynamicall ..."
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Introduction In many applications of graph algorithms, including communication networks, graphics, assembly planning, and VLSI design, graphs are subject to discrete changes, such as additions or deletions of edges or vertices. In the last decade there has been a growing interest in such dynamically changing graphs, and a whole body of algorithms and data structures for dynamic graphs has been discovered. This chapter is intended as an overview of this field. In a typical dynamic graph problem one would like to answer queries on graphs that are undergoing a sequence of updates, for instance, insertions and deletions of edges and vertices. The goal of a dynamic graph algorithm is to update efficiently the solution of a problem after dynamic changes, rather than having to recompute it from scratch each time. Given their powerful versatility, it is not surprising that dynamic algorithms and dynamic data structures are often more difficult to design and analyze than their static c
Incremental Layout in DynaDAG
 In Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Graph Drawing (GD
, 1996
"... . Generating incrementally stable layouts is important for visualizing dynamic graphs in many applications. This paper describes DynaDAG, a new heuristic for incremental layout of directed acyclic graphs drawn as hierarchies, and its application in the DynaGraph system. 1 Introduction Effective te ..."
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. Generating incrementally stable layouts is important for visualizing dynamic graphs in many applications. This paper describes DynaDAG, a new heuristic for incremental layout of directed acyclic graphs drawn as hierarchies, and its application in the DynaGraph system. 1 Introduction Effective techniques have been developed for some important families of graph layouts, such as hierarchies, planar embeddings, orthogonal grids and forceddirected (spring) models [1]. These techniques have been incorporated in practical user interfaces that display static diagrams of relationships between objects [19, 18, 17]. Static diagrams are not completely satisfactory because in many situations, the displayed graphs can change. Three common scenarios are: Manual editing. Most interactive graph drawing systems allow users to manually insert and delete nodes and edges. Layouts must be updated dynamically to reflect such changes. Browsing large graphs. When only static layout is available, browsin...
Planarizing Graphs  A Survey and Annotated Bibliography
, 1999
"... Given a finite, undirected, simple graph G, we are concerned with operations on G that transform it into a planar graph. We give a survey of results about such operations and related graph parameters. While there are many algorithmic results about planarization through edge deletion, the results abo ..."
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Given a finite, undirected, simple graph G, we are concerned with operations on G that transform it into a planar graph. We give a survey of results about such operations and related graph parameters. While there are many algorithmic results about planarization through edge deletion, the results about vertex splitting, thickness, and crossing number are mostly of a structural nature. We also include a brief section on vertex deletion. We do not consider parallel algorithms, nor do we deal with online algorithms.
Algorithms for Drawing Clustered Graphs
, 1997
"... In the mid 1980s, graphics workstations became the main platforms for software and information engineers. Since then, visualization of relational information has become an essential element of software systems. Graphs are commonly used to model relational information. They are depicted on a graphics ..."
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In the mid 1980s, graphics workstations became the main platforms for software and information engineers. Since then, visualization of relational information has become an essential element of software systems. Graphs are commonly used to model relational information. They are depicted on a graphics workstation as graph drawings. The usefulness of the relational model depends on whether the graph drawings effectively convey the relational information to the users. This thesis is concerned with finding good drawings of graphs. As the amount of information that we want to visualize becomes larger and the relations become more complex, the classical graph model tends to be inadequate. Many extended models use a node hierarchy to help cope with the complexity. This thesis introduces a new graph model called the clustered graph. The central theme of the thesis is an investigation of efficient algorithms to produce good drawings for clustered graphs. Although the criteria for judging the qua...
Efficient Subtyping Tests with PQEncoding
, 2001
"... Subtyping tests, i.e., determining whether one type is a subtype of another, are a frequent operation during the execution of objectoriented programs. The challenge is in encoding the hierarchy in a small space, while simultaneously making sure that subtyping tests have efficient implementation. We ..."
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Subtyping tests, i.e., determining whether one type is a subtype of another, are a frequent operation during the execution of objectoriented programs. The challenge is in encoding the hierarchy in a small space, while simultaneously making sure that subtyping tests have efficient implementation. We present a new scheme for encoding multiple and single inheritance hierarchies, which, in the standardized hierarchies, reduces the footprint of all previously published schemes. The scheme is called PQencoding after PQtrees, a data structure previously used in graph theory for finding the orderings that satisfy a collection of constraints. In particular, we show that in the traditional object layout model, the extra memory requirements for single inheritance hierarchies is zero. In the PQencoding subtyping tests are constant time, and use only two comparisons. Other than PQtrees, PQencoding uses several novel optimization techniques. These techniques are applicable also in improving the performance of other, previously published, encoding schemes.
Fast Incremental Planarity Testing
 19 th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP), volume 623 of LNCS
, 1992
"... The incremental planarity testing problem is to perform the following operations on a biconnected planar graph G of at most n vertices: test if an edge can be added between two vertices while preserving planarity; add edges and vertices that preserve planarity. Let m be the total number of operation ..."
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The incremental planarity testing problem is to perform the following operations on a biconnected planar graph G of at most n vertices: test if an edge can be added between two vertices while preserving planarity; add edges and vertices that preserve planarity. Let m be the total number of operations. We present fast data structures for this problem that can be used in conjunction with the previous algorithm of Di Battista and Tamassia to achieve an O(ff(m; n)) worstcase amortized time per test operation. If the graph is biconnected, a sequence of n additions can be performed in total time O(mff(m;n)) worstcase plus O(n) expected time. Our tree data structure is flexible and can answer in O(1) time queries about parents, roots, and nearest common ancestors while performing tree modifications such as inserting nodes, cutting edges, and merging or splitting nodes. If the graph is not biconnected then insertions of edges and vertices require O(log n) amortized expected time per operat...
Inserting an Edge Into a Planar Graph
 Algorithmica
, 2000
"... Computing a crossing minimum drawing of a given planar graph G augmented by an additional edge e in which all crossings involve e, has been a long standing open problem in graph drawing. Alternatively, the problem can be stated as finding a planar combinatorial embedding of a planar graph G in which ..."
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Computing a crossing minimum drawing of a given planar graph G augmented by an additional edge e in which all crossings involve e, has been a long standing open problem in graph drawing. Alternatively, the problem can be stated as finding a planar combinatorial embedding of a planar graph G in which the given edge e can be inserted with the minimum number of crossings. Many problems concerned with the optimization over the set of all combinatorial embeddings of a planar graph turned out to be NPhard. Surprisingly, we found a conceptually simple linear time algorithm based on SPQRtrees, which is able to find a crossing minimum solution.