Upward planarity testing of outerplanar dags (extended abstract)

  • Achilleas Papakostas
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 894)

Abstract

In this paper, we present two polynomial-time algorithms to determine if an outerplanar directed acyclic graph (odag) can be drawn upward planar, that is, drawn in planar straight-line fashion so that all arcs point up. The first algorithm checks if the odag has an upward planar drawing that is topologically equivalent to the outerplanar embedding of the odag. This algorithm runs in linear time (which is optimal), and is faster than any previous algorithm known. The second algorithm also checks whether an odag has an upward planar drawing but does not insist that the drawing be topologically equivalent to the outerplanar embedding. This is the first polynomial-time algorithm we know of to solve this problem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Achilleas Papakostas
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Texas at DallasRichardson

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