Area Requirements for Drawing Hierarchically Planar Graphs

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Area Requirements for Drawing Hierarchically Planar Graphs
d Abstract) In this paper, we investigate area requirements for drawing s-t hierarchically planar graphs by straight-lines. Two drawing standards will be discussed: 1) each vertex is represented by a point and 2) grid visibifity representation (that is, a line segment is allowed to represent a vertex). For the first drawing standard, we show an exponential area lower bound needed for drawing hierarchically planar graphs. The lower bound holds even for hierarchical graphs without transitive arcs, in contrast to the results for upward planar drawing. Applications of some existing algorithms from upward drawing can guarantee the quadratic drawing area for grid visibility representation but do not necessarily guarantee the minimum drawing area. Motivated by this, we will present another grid visibifity drawing algoiithm which is efficient and guarantees the minimum drawing area.
Xuemin Lin, Peter Eades
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where GD
Authors Xuemin Lin, Peter Eades
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