## Parameterized Computational Feasibility (1994)

Venue: | Feasible Mathematics II |

Citations: | 59 - 20 self |

### BibTeX

@INPROCEEDINGS{Downey94parameterizedcomputational,

author = {Rodney G. Downey and Michael R. Fellows},

title = {Parameterized Computational Feasibility},

booktitle = {Feasible Mathematics II},

year = {1994},

pages = {219--244},

publisher = {Birkhauser}

}

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### Abstract

Many natural computational problems have input consisting of two or more parts. For example, the input might consist of a graph and a positive integer. For many natural problems we may view one of the inputs as a parameter and study how the complexity of the problem varies if the parameter is held fixed. For many applications of computational problems involving such a parameter, only a small range of parameter values is of practical significance, so that fixedparameter complexity is a natural concern. In studying the complexity of such problems, it is therefore important to have a framework in which we can make qualitative distinctions about the contribution of the parameter to the complexity of the problem. In this paper we survey one such framework for investigating parameterized computational complexity and present a number of new results for this theory.