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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2017.45
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-82460
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/8246/
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Hanaka, Tesshu ; Nishimura, Naomi ; Ono, Hirotaka

On Directed Covering and Domination Problems

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Abstract

In this paper, we study covering and domination problems on directed graphs. Although undirected Vertex Cover and Edge Dominating Set are well-studied classical graph problems, the directed versions have not been studied much due to the lack of clear definitions. We give natural definitions for Directed r-In (Out) Vertex Cover and Directed (p,q)-Edge Dominating Set as directed generations of Vertex Cover and Edge Dominating Set. For these problems, we show that (1) Directed r-In (Out) Vertex Cover and Directed (p,q)-Edge Dominating Set are NP-complete on planar directed acyclic graphs except when r=1 or (p,q)=(0,0), (2) if r>=2, Directed r-In (Out) Vertex Cover is W[2]-hard and (c*ln k)-inapproximable on directed acyclic graphs, (3) if either p or q is greater than 1, Directed (p,q)-Edge Dominating Set is W[2]-hard and (c*ln k)-inapproximable on directed acyclic graphs, (4) all problems can be solved in polynomial time on trees, and (5) Directed (0,1),(1,0),(1,1)-Edge Dominating Set are fixed-parameter tractable in general graphs. The first result implies that (directed) r-Dominating Set on directed line graphs is NP-complete even if r=1.

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@InProceedings{hanaka_et_al:LIPIcs:2017:8246,
  author =	{Tesshu Hanaka and Naomi Nishimura and Hirotaka Ono},
  title =	{{On  Directed Covering and Domination Problems}},
  booktitle =	{28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2017)},
  pages =	{45:1--45:12},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-054-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2017},
  volume =	{92},
  editor =	{Yoshio Okamoto and Takeshi Tokuyama},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2017/8246},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-82460},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2017.45},
  annote =	{Keywords: directed graph, vertex cover, dominating set, edge dominating set, fixed-parameter algorithms}
}

Keywords: directed graph, vertex cover, dominating set, edge dominating set, fixed-parameter algorithms
Seminar: 28th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2017)
Issue Date: 2017
Date of publication: 04.12.2017


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