Improving Layered Graph Layouts with Edge Bundling

  • Sergey Pupyrev
  • Lev Nachmanson
  • Michael Kaufmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6502)


We show how to improve the Sugiyama scheme by edge bundling. Our method modifies the layout produced by the Sugiyama scheme by bundling some of the edges together. The bundles are created by a new algorithm based on minimizing the total ink needed to draw the graph edges. We give several implementations that vary in quality of the resulting layout and execution time. To diminish the number of edge crossings inside of the bundles we apply a metro-line crossing minimization technique. The method preserves the Sugiyama style of the layout and creates a more readable view of the graph.


Layered Graph Virtual Node Original Node Compatible Pair Graph Layout 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey Pupyrev
    • 1
  • Lev Nachmanson
    • 2
  • Michael Kaufmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Ural State UniversityRussia
  2. 2.Microsoft ResearchUSA
  3. 3.Universität TübingenGermany

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