Rectangle-visibility representations of bipartite graphs

  • Alice M. Dean
  • Joan P. Hutchinson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 894)


The paper considers representations of bipartite graphs as rectanglevisibility graphs, i.e., graphs whose vertices are rectangles in the plane, with adjacency determined by horizontal and vertical visibility. It is shown that, for p≤q, Kp, q has a representation with no rectangles having collinear sides if and only if p≤3 or p=3 and q≤4. More generally, it is shown that Kp, q is a rectangle-visibility graph if and only if p≤4. Finally, it is shown that every bipartite rectangle-visibility graph on n≥4 vertices has at most 4n−12 edges.


Bipartite Graph Planar Graph Visibility Representation Complete Bipartite Graph Visibility Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice M. Dean
    • 1
  • Joan P. Hutchinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceSkidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceMacalester CollegeSt. Paul

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