Degree-Constrained Subgraph Reconfiguration is in P

  • Moritz Mühlenthaler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9235)


The degree-constrained subgraph problem asks for a subgraph of a given graph such that the degree of each vertex is within some specified bounds. We study the following reconfiguration variant of this problem: Given two solutions to a degree-constrained subgraph instance, can we transform one solution into the other by adding and removing individual edges, such that each intermediate subgraph satisfies the degree constraints and contains at least a certain minimum number of edges? This problem is a generalization of the matching reconfiguration problem, which is known to be in P. We show that even in the more general setting the reconfiguration problem is in P.



We would like to thank the anonymous referees for their constructive comments and valuable remarks on this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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