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Maximum Planar Subgraphs and Nice Embeddings: Practical Layout Tools
 ALGORITHMICA
, 1996
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The Thickness of Graphs: A Survey
 Graphs Combin
, 1998
"... We give a stateoftheart survey of the thickness of a graph from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. After summarizing the relevant results concerning this topological invariant of a graph, we deal with practical computation of the thickness. We present some modifications of a ba ..."
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We give a stateoftheart survey of the thickness of a graph from both a theoretical and a practical point of view. After summarizing the relevant results concerning this topological invariant of a graph, we deal with practical computation of the thickness. We present some modifications of a basic heuristic and investigate their usefulness for evaluating the thickness and determining a decomposition of a graph in planar subgraphs. Key words: Thickness, maximum planar subgraph, branch and cut 1 Introduction In VLSI circuit design, a chip is represented as a hypergraph consisting of nodes corresponding to macrocells and of hyperedges corresponding to the nets connecting the cells. A chipdesigner has to place the macrocells on a printed circuit board (which usually consists of superimposed layers), according to several designing rules. One of these requirements is to avoid crossings, since crossings lead to undesirable signals. It is therefore desirable to find ways to handle wi...
An O(m log n)Time Algorithm for the Maximal Planar Subgraph Problem
, 1993
"... Based on a new version of Hopcroft and Tarjan's planarity testing algorithm, we develop an O (mlogn)time algorithm to find a maximal planar subgraph. Key words. algorithm, complexity, depthfirstsearch, embedding, planar graph, selection tree AMS(MOS) subject classifications. 68R10, 68Q35, ..."
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Based on a new version of Hopcroft and Tarjan's planarity testing algorithm, we develop an O (mlogn)time algorithm to find a maximal planar subgraph. Key words. algorithm, complexity, depthfirstsearch, embedding, planar graph, selection tree AMS(MOS) subject classifications. 68R10, 68Q35, 94C15 1. Introduction In [15], Wu defined the problem of planar graphs in terms of the following four subproblems: ################## 1 This work was partly supported by ThomsonCSF/DSE and by the National Science Foundation under grant CCR9002428. 2. Research at Princeton University partially supported by DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center, grant NSFSTC8809648, and the Office of Naval Research, contract N0001487K0467.    2  P1. Decide whether a connected graph G is planar. P2. Find a minimal set of edges the removal of which will render the remaining part of G planar. P3. Gi...
An Approach for Mixed Upward Planarization
 In Proc. 7th International Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (WADS’01
, 2003
"... In this paper, we consider the problem of finding a mixed upward planarization of a mixed graph, i.e., a graph with directed and undirected edges. The problem is a generalization of the planarization problem for undirected graphs and is motivated by several applications in graph drawing. ..."
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In this paper, we consider the problem of finding a mixed upward planarization of a mixed graph, i.e., a graph with directed and undirected edges. The problem is a generalization of the planarization problem for undirected graphs and is motivated by several applications in graph drawing.
Randomized Graph Drawing with HeavyDuty Preprocessing
 In: AVI ’94: Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces
, 1994
"... : We present a graph drawing system for general undirected graphs with straightline edges. It carries out a rather complex set of preprocessing steps, designed to produce a topologically good, but not necessarily nicelooking layout, which is then subjected to Davidson and Harel's simulated an ..."
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: We present a graph drawing system for general undirected graphs with straightline edges. It carries out a rather complex set of preprocessing steps, designed to produce a topologically good, but not necessarily nicelooking layout, which is then subjected to Davidson and Harel's simulated annealing beautification algorithm. The intermediate layout is planar for planar graphs and attempts to come close to planar for nonplanar graphs. The system's results are significantly better, and much faster, than what the annealing approach is able to achieve on its own. 1 Introduction A large amount of work on the problem of graph layout has been carried out in recent years, resulting in a number of sophisticated and powerful algorithms. An extensive and detailed survey can be found in [BETT93]. Many of the approaches taken are limited to special cases of graphs, such as trees or planar graphs; others concentrate on special kinds of layouts, such as rectilinear grid drawings, or convex drawin...
Solving the Maximum Weight Planar Subgraph Problem by Branch and Cut
 PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD CONFERENCE ON INTEGER PROGRAMMING AND COMBINATORIAL OPTIMIZATION
, 1993
"... In this paper we investigate the problem of identifying a planar subgraph of maximum weight of a given edge weighted graph. In the theoretical part of the paper, the polytope of all planar subgraphs of a graph G is defined and studied. All subgraphs of a graph G, which are subdivisions of K 5 or K 3 ..."
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In this paper we investigate the problem of identifying a planar subgraph of maximum weight of a given edge weighted graph. In the theoretical part of the paper, the polytope of all planar subgraphs of a graph G is defined and studied. All subgraphs of a graph G, which are subdivisions of K 5 or K 3;3 , turn out to define facets of this polytope. We also present computational experience with a branch and cut algorithm for the above problem. Our approach is based on an algorithm which searches for forbidden substructures in a graph that contains a subdivision of K 5 or K 3;3 . These structures give us inequalities which are used as cutting planes.
Pitfalls of using PQTrees in Automatic Graph Drawing
, 1997
"... A number of erroneous attempts involving PQtrees in the context of automatic graph drawing algorithms have been presented in the literature in recent years. In order to prevent future research from constructing algorithms with similar errors we point out some of the major mistakes. In particula ..."
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A number of erroneous attempts involving PQtrees in the context of automatic graph drawing algorithms have been presented in the literature in recent years. In order to prevent future research from constructing algorithms with similar errors we point out some of the major mistakes. In particular, we examine erroneous usage of the PQtree data structure in algorithms for computing maximal planar subgraphs and an algorithm for testing leveled planarity of leveled directed acyclic graphs with several sources and sinks.
Planarization of Graphs Embedded on Surfaces
 in WG
, 1995
"... A planarizing set of a graph is a set of edges or vertices whose removal leaves a planar graph. It is shown that, if G is an nvertex graph of maximum degree d and orientable genus g, then there exists a planarizing set of O( p dgn) edges. This result is tight within a constant factor. Similar res ..."
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A planarizing set of a graph is a set of edges or vertices whose removal leaves a planar graph. It is shown that, if G is an nvertex graph of maximum degree d and orientable genus g, then there exists a planarizing set of O( p dgn) edges. This result is tight within a constant factor. Similar results are obtained for planarizing vertex sets and for graphs embedded on nonorientable surfaces. Planarizing edge and vertex sets can be found in O(n + g) time, if an embedding of G on a surface of genus g is given. We also construct an approximation algorithm that finds an O( p gn log g) planarizing vertex set of G in O(n log g) time if no genusg embedding is given as an input. 1 Introduction A graph G is planar if G can be drawn in the plane so that no two edges intersect. Planar graphs arise naturally in many applications of graph theory, e.g. in VLSI and circuit design, in network design and analysis, in computer graphics, and is one of the most intensively studied class of graphs [2...
A Note on Computing a Maximal Planar Subgraph using PQTrees
, 1998
"... The problem of computing a maximal planar subgraph of a non planar graph has been deeply investigated over the last 20 years. Several attempts have been tried to solve the problem with the help of PQtrees. The latest attempt has been reported by Jayakumar et al. [10]. In this paper we show that ..."
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The problem of computing a maximal planar subgraph of a non planar graph has been deeply investigated over the last 20 years. Several attempts have been tried to solve the problem with the help of PQtrees. The latest attempt has been reported by Jayakumar et al. [10]. In this paper we show that the algorithm presented by Jayakumar et al. is not correct. We show that it does not necessarily compute a maximal planar subgraph and we note that the same holds for a modified version of the algorithm presented by Kant [12]. Our conclusions most likely suggest not to use PQtrees at all for this specific problem.