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Graph Classes and the Complexity of the Graph Orientation Minimizing the Maximum Weighted Outdegree

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Graph Classes and the Complexity of the Graph Orientation Minimizing the Maximum Weighted Outdegree
Given an undirected graph with edge weights, we are asked to find an orientation, i.e., an assignment of a direction to each edge, so as to minimize the weighted maximum outdegree in the resulted directed graph. The problem is called MMO, and is a restricted variant of the well-known minimum makespan problem. As previous studies, it is shown that MMO is in P for trees, weak NP-hard for planar bipartite graphs, and strong NP-hard for general graphs. There are still gaps between those graph classes. The objective of this paper is to show tight thresholds of complexity: We show that MMO is (i) in P for cactuses, (ii) weakly NP-hard for outerplanar graphs, and also (iii) strongly NP-hard for P4-bipartite graphs. The latter two are minimal superclasses of the former. Also, we show the NP-hardness for the other related graph classes, diamond-free, house-free, series-parallel, bipartite and planar.
Yuichi Asahiro, Eiji Miyano, Hirotaka Ono
Added 29 Oct 2010
Updated 29 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where CATS
Authors Yuichi Asahiro, Eiji Miyano, Hirotaka Ono
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