Séminaire d'équipe(s) Graphs, ALgorithms and Combinatorics

Degree-Constrained Graph Orientation: Maximum Satisfaction and Minimum Violation
Hirotaka Ono

13 February 2015, 14:30 Salle/Bat : 475/PCRI-N
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Activités de recherche : Graph Theory

Résumé :

A degree-constrained graph orientation of an undirected graph G is an
assignment of a direction to each edge in G such that the outdegree
of every vertex in the resulting directed graph satisfies a specified
lower and/or upper bound. Such graph orientations have been studied
for a long time and various characterizations of their existence are
known. In this paper, we consider four related optimization problems
introduced in [4]: For any fixed non-negative integer W, the problems
Max W -Light, Min W -Light, Max W -Heavy, and Min W -Heavy take as
input an undirected graph G and ask for an orientation of G that
maximizes or minimizes the number of vertices with outdegree at most
W or at least W. The problems’ computational complexities vary with
W. Here, we resolve several open questions related to their polynomial-
time approximability and present a number of positive and negative results.
This is a joint work with Yuichi Asahiro, Jesper Jansson, Eiji Miyano.