Fixed Parameter Analogues of PSpace and k-Move Games

  • Rodney G. Downey
  • Michael R. Fellows
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We define parameterized complexity classes that allow us to investigate the complexity of k-move games. We establish a number of concrete hardness and completeness results for games such as the k-move versions of Geography and Chess. We relate these classes to bounded space computations.


Turing Machine Conjunctive Normal Form Winning Strategy Boolean Formula Conjunctive Query 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney G. Downey
    • 1
  • Michael R. Fellows
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations ResearchVictoria UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Engineering and Information TechnologyCharles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia

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