New Branchwidth Territories

  • Ton Kloks
  • Jan Kratochvíl
  • Haiko Müller
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1563)


We give an algorithm computing the branchwidth of interval graphs in time O(n 3 log n). This method generalizes to permutation graphs and, more generaly, to trapezoid graphs. In contrast, we show that computing branchwidth is NP-complete for splitgraphs and bipartite graphs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton Kloks
    • 1
  • Jan Kratochvíl
    • 2
  • Haiko Müller
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and DIMATIACharles UniversityPraha 1Czech Republic
  3. 3.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany

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