The Thickness of Graphs: A Survey
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- Mutzel, P., Odenthal, T. & Scharbrodt, M. Graphs Comb (1998) 14: 59. doi:10.1007/PL00007219
We give a state-of-the-art 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.