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ThreeDimensional Orthogonal Graph Drawing with Optimal Volume
"... An orthogonal drawing of a graph is an embedding of the graph in the rectangular grid, with vertices represented by axisaligned boxes, and edges represented by paths in the grid which only possibly intersect at common endpoints. In this paper, we study threedimensional orthogonal drawings and prov ..."
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An orthogonal drawing of a graph is an embedding of the graph in the rectangular grid, with vertices represented by axisaligned boxes, and edges represented by paths in the grid which only possibly intersect at common endpoints. In this paper, we study threedimensional orthogonal drawings and provide lower bounds for three scenarios: (1) drawings where vertices have bounded aspect ratio, (2) drawings where the surface of vertices is proportional to their degree, and (3) drawings without any such restrictions. Then we show that these lower bounds are asymptotically optimal, by providing constructions that match the lower bounds in all scenarios within an order of magnitude.
Graph Layout Problems Parameterized by Vertex Cover
"... In the framework of parameterized complexity, one of the most commonly used structural parameters is the treewidth of the input graph. The reason for this is that most natural graph problems turn out to be fixed parameter tractable when parameterized by treewidth. However, Graph Layout problems are ..."
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In the framework of parameterized complexity, one of the most commonly used structural parameters is the treewidth of the input graph. The reason for this is that most natural graph problems turn out to be fixed parameter tractable when parameterized by treewidth. However, Graph Layout problems are a notable exception. In particular, no fixed parameter tractable algorithms are known for the Cutwidth, Bandwidth, Imbalance and Distortion problems parameterized by treewidth. In fact, Bandwidth remains NPcomplete even restricted to trees. A possible way to attack graph layout problems is to consider structural parameterizations that are stronger than treewidth. In this paper we study graph layout problems parameterized by the size of the minimum vertex cover of the input graph. We show that all the mentioned problems are fixed parameter tractable. Our basic ingredient is a classical algorithm for Integer Linear Programming when parameterized by dimension, designed by Lenstra and later improved by Kannan. We hope that our results will serve to reemphasize the importance and utility of this algorithm.
On the complexity of the balanced vertex ordering problem
 in Proc. COCOON2005, LNCS 3595
, 2005
"... Abstract. We consider the problem of finding a balanced ordering of the vertices of a graph. More precisely, we want to minimise the sum, taken over all vertices v, of the difference between the number of neighbours to the left and right of v. This problem, which has applications in graph drawing, w ..."
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Abstract. We consider the problem of finding a balanced ordering of the vertices of a graph. More precisely, we want to minimise the sum, taken over all vertices v, of the difference between the number of neighbours to the left and right of v. This problem, which has applications in graph drawing, was recently introduced by Biedl et al. [1]. They proved that the problem is solvable in polynomial time for graphs with maximum degree three, but NPhard for graphs with maximum degree six. One of our main results is closing the gap in these results, by proving NPhardness for graphs with maximum degree four. Furthermore, we prove that the problem remains NPhard for planar graphs with maximum degree six and for 5regular graphs. On the other hand we present a polynomial time algorithm that determines whether there is a vertex ordering with total imbalance smaller than a fixed constant, and a polynomial time algorithm that determines whether a given multigraph with even degrees has an ‘almost balanced ’ ordering. 1
Balanced VertexOrderings of Graphs
, 2002
"... We consider the problem of determining a balanced ordering of the vertices of a graph; that is, the neighbors of each vertex v are as evenly distributed to the left and right of v as possible. This problem, which has applications in graph drawing for example, is shown to be NPhard, and remains N ..."
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We consider the problem of determining a balanced ordering of the vertices of a graph; that is, the neighbors of each vertex v are as evenly distributed to the left and right of v as possible. This problem, which has applications in graph drawing for example, is shown to be NPhard, and remains NPhard for bipartite simple graphs with maximum degree six. We then describe and analyze a number of methods for determining a balanced vertexordering, obtaining optimal orderings for directed acyclic graphs and graphs with maximum degree three. Finally we
Lower Bounds for the Number of Bends in ThreeDimensional Orthogonal Graph Drawings
, 2003
"... This paper presents the first nontrivial lower bounds for the total number of bends in 3D orthogonal graph drawings with vertices represented by points. In particular, we prove lower bounds for the number of bends in 3D orthogonal drawings of complete simple graphs and multigraphs, which are tigh ..."
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This paper presents the first nontrivial lower bounds for the total number of bends in 3D orthogonal graph drawings with vertices represented by points. In particular, we prove lower bounds for the number of bends in 3D orthogonal drawings of complete simple graphs and multigraphs, which are tight in most cases. These result are used as the basis for the construction of infinite classes of cconnected simple graphs, multigraphs, and pseudographs (2 ≤ c ≤ 6) of maximum degree Δ (3 ≤ Δ ≤ 6), with lower bounds on the total number of bends for all members of the class. We also present lower bounds for the number of bends in general position 3D orthogonal graph drawings. These results have significant ramifications for the `2bends problem', which is one of the most important open problems in the field.
Orthogonal drawings with few layers
 PROC. 9TH INTERNATIONAL SYMP. ON GRAPH DRAWING (GD '01
, 2002
"... In this paper, we study 3dimensional orthogonal graph drawings. Motivated by the fact that only a limited number of layers is possible in VLSI technology, and also noting that a small number of layers is easier to parse for humans, we study drawings where one dimension is restricted to be very smal ..."
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In this paper, we study 3dimensional orthogonal graph drawings. Motivated by the fact that only a limited number of layers is possible in VLSI technology, and also noting that a small number of layers is easier to parse for humans, we study drawings where one dimension is restricted to be very small. We give algorithms to obtain pointdrawings with 3layers and 4 bends per edge, and algorithms to obtain boxdrawings with 2 layers and 2 bends per edge. Several other related results are included as well. Our constructions have optimal volume, which we prove by providing lower bounds.