No-bend Orthogonal Drawings of Series-Parallel Graphs

(Extended Abstract)
  • Md. Saidur Rahman
  • Noritsugu Egi
  • Takao Nishizeki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3843)


In a no-bend orthogonal drawing of a plane graph, each vertex is drawn as a point and each edge is drawn as a single horizontal or vertical line segment. A planar graph is said to have a no-bend orthogonal drawing if at least one of its plane embeddings has a no-bend orthogonal drawing. Every series-parallel graph is planar. In this paper we give a linear-time algorithm to examine whether a series-parallel graph G of the maximum degree three has a no-bend orthogonal drawing and to find one if G has.


Planar Graph Algorithm Graph Drawing Orthogonal Drawing Bend SPQ tree 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Md. Saidur Rahman
    • 1
  • Noritsugu Egi
    • 2
  • Takao Nishizeki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringBangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)DhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Graduate School of Information SciencesTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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