An Algorithm for Drawing Compound Graphs

  • François Bertault
  • Mirka Miller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1731)


We present a new algorithm, called Nuage, for drawing graphs with both adjacency and inclusion relationships between nodes, that is, compound graphs. Compound graphs are more general than classical graph models or clustered graphs. Nuage can be applied to both directed and undirected compound graphs. It can be parameterized by classical graph drawing algorithms. Nuage can be viewed as a method for unifying several classical algorithms within the same drawing by using the structure of the compound graph. Additionally, we present a refinement technique that can be used in conjunction with Nuage to reduce the number of edge crossings.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Bertault
    • 1
  • Mirka Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Software EngineeringUniversity of NewcastleCallaghanAustralia

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