The Alcuin Number of a Graph

  • Péter Csorba
  • Cor A. J. Hurkens
  • Gerhard J. Woeginger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5193)


We consider a planning problem that generalizes Alcuin’s river crossing problem (also known as: The wolf, goat, and cabbage puzzle) to scenarios with arbitrary conflict graphs. We derive a variety of combinatorial, structural, algorithmical, and complexity theoretical results around this problem.


Transportation problem scheduling graph theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Péter Csorba
    • 1
  • Cor A. J. Hurkens
    • 1
  • Gerhard J. Woeginger
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceTU EindhovenEindhovenThe Netherlands

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