On-Line Edge-Coloring with a Fixed Number of Colors

  • Lene Monrad Favrholdt
  • Morten Nyhave Nielsen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1974)


We investigate a variant of on-line edge-coloring in which there is a fixed number of colors available and the aim is to color as many edges as possible. We prove upper and lower bounds on the performance of different classes of algorithms for the problem. Moreover, we determine the performance of two specific algorithms, First-Fit and Next-Fit.


Bipartite Graph Competitive Ratio Input Graph Complete Bipartite Graph Probabilistic Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lene Monrad Favrholdt
    • 1
  • Morten Nyhave Nielsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense

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