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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 292, 3rd Symposium on Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks (SAND 2024)

Different variants of Vertex Cover have recently garnered attention in the context of temporal graphs. One of these variants is motivated by the need to summarize timeline activities in social networks. Here, the activities of individual vertices, representing users, are characterized by time intervals. In this paper, we explore a scenario where the temporal span of each vertex’s activity interval is bounded by an integer 𝓁, and the objective is to maximize the number of (temporal) edges that are covered. We establish the APX-hardness of this problem and the NP-hardness of the corresponding decision problem, even under the restricted condition where the temporal domain comprises only two timestamps and each edge appears at most once. Subsequently, we delve into the parameterized complexity of the problem, offering two fixed-parameter algorithms parameterized by: (i) the number k of temporal edges covered by the solution, and (ii) the number h of temporal edges not covered by the solution. Finally, we present a polynomial-time approximation algorithm achieving a factor of 3/4.

Riccardo Dondi, Fabrizio Montecchiani, Giacomo Ortali, Tommaso Piselli, and Alessandra Tappini. Partial Temporal Vertex Cover with Bounded Activity Intervals. In 3rd Symposium on Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks (SAND 2024). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 292, pp. 11:1-11:14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2024)

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@InProceedings{dondi_et_al:LIPIcs.SAND.2024.11, author = {Dondi, Riccardo and Montecchiani, Fabrizio and Ortali, Giacomo and Piselli, Tommaso and Tappini, Alessandra}, title = {{Partial Temporal Vertex Cover with Bounded Activity Intervals}}, booktitle = {3rd Symposium on Algorithmic Foundations of Dynamic Networks (SAND 2024)}, pages = {11:1--11:14}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-315-7}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2024}, volume = {292}, editor = {Casteigts, Arnaud and Kuhn, Fabian}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SAND.2024.11}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-198892}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SAND.2024.11}, annote = {Keywords: Temporal Graphs, Temporal Vertex Cover, Parameterized Complexity, Approximation Algorithms} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 227, 18th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2022)

A map graph is one admitting a representation in which vertices are nations on a spherical map and edges are shared curve segments or points between nations. We present an explicit fixed-parameter tractable algorithm for recognizing map graphs parameterized by treewidth. The algorithm has time complexity that is linear in the size of the graph and, if the input is a yes-instance, it reports a certificate in the form of a so-called witness. Furthermore, this result is developed within a more general algorithmic framework that allows to test, for any k, if the input graph admits a k-map (where at most k nations meet at a common point) or a hole-free k-map (where each point is covered by at least one nation). We point out that, although bounding the treewidth of the input graph also bounds the size of its largest clique, the latter alone does not seem to be a strong enough structural limitation to obtain an efficient time complexity. In fact, while the largest clique in a k-map graph is ⌊ 3k/2 ⌋, the recognition of k-map graphs is still open for any fixed k ≥ 5.

Patrizio Angelini, Michael A. Bekos, Giordano Da Lozzo, Martin Gronemann, Fabrizio Montecchiani, and Alessandra Tappini. Recognizing Map Graphs of Bounded Treewidth. In 18th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 227, pp. 8:1-8:18, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)

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@InProceedings{angelini_et_al:LIPIcs.SWAT.2022.8, author = {Angelini, Patrizio and Bekos, Michael A. and Da Lozzo, Giordano and Gronemann, Martin and Montecchiani, Fabrizio and Tappini, Alessandra}, title = {{Recognizing Map Graphs of Bounded Treewidth}}, booktitle = {18th Scandinavian Symposium and Workshops on Algorithm Theory (SWAT 2022)}, pages = {8:1--8:18}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-236-5}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2022}, volume = {227}, editor = {Czumaj, Artur and Xin, Qin}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SWAT.2022.8}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-161681}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SWAT.2022.8}, annote = {Keywords: Map graphs, Recognition, Parameterized complexity} }

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