Ubiquitous Parameterization — Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

  • Rolf Niedermeier
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3153)


Problem parameters are ubiquitous. In every area of computer science, we find all kinds of “special aspects” to the problems encountered. Hence, the study of parameterized complexity for computationally hard problems is proving highly fruitful. The purpose of this article is to stir the reader’s interest in this field by providing a gentle introduction to the rewarding field of fixed-parameter algorithms.


NP-hardness parameterized complexity fixed-parameter algorithms parameterization 


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  • Rolf Niedermeier
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  1. 1.Wilhelm-Schickard-Institut für InformatikUniversität TübingenTübingenGermany

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