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Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming, International Symposium on (2011)
Tianjin, China
Dec. 9, 2011 to Dec. 11, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4575-2
pp: 47-51
ABSTRACT
The Min-Min problem of finding a disjoint-path pair with the length of the shorter path minimized is known to be NP-hard in general graphs. However, it remains an open problem whether the Min-Min problem is NP-hard in some special graph such as planar graphs. In this paper, for an st-outerplanar graph G = (V;E) which is a special planar graph that can be drawn in the plane with source vertex s and destination vertex t belong to the unbounded face of the drawing, we show that the vertex disjoint Min-Min problem is polynomial solvable therein by presenting an algorithm with a time complexity of O(jEj + jV j log jV j).
INDEX TERMS
Min-Min problem, planar graphs, NP-hard, polynomial-time algorithm, shortest path, disjoint path
CITATION
Hong Shen, Longkun Guo, "A Polynomial Algorithm for the Vertex Disjoint Min-Min Problem in Planar Graphs", Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Programming, International Symposium on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 47-51, 2011, doi:10.1109/PAAP.2011.15
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