Characterizing Graphs of Small Carving-Width

  • Rémy Belmonte
  • Pim van ’t Hof
  • Marcin Kamiński
  • Daniël Paulusma
  • Dimitrios M. Thilikos
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7402)


We characterize all graphs that have carving-width at most k for k = 1,2,3. In particular, we show that a graph has carving-width at most 3 if and only if it has maximum degree at most 3 and treewidth at most 2. This enables us to identify the immersion obstruction set for graphs of carving-width at most 3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rémy Belmonte
    • 1
  • Pim van ’t Hof
    • 1
  • Marcin Kamiński
    • 2
  • Daniël Paulusma
    • 3
  • Dimitrios M. Thilikos
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of BergenNorway
  2. 2.Département d’InformatiqueUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.School of Engineering and Computing SciencesDurham UniversityUK
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsNational & Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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