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Dr. Lena Schlipf: “Edge-Orders”

17.01.2018 | 16:15 - 17:45

Dr. Lena Schlipf, Hagen


Canonical orderings and their relatives such as st-numberings have been used as a key tool in algorithmic graph theory for the last decades. Recently, a unifying link behind all these orders has been shown that links them to well-known graph decompositions into parts that have a prescribed vertex-connectivity.
                Despite extensive interest in canonical orderings, no analogue of this unifying concept is known for edge-connectivity. In this talk, I will present such a concept named edge-orders and show how to compute (1,1)-edge-orders of 2-edge-connected graphs as well as (2,1)-edge-orders of 3-edge-connected graphs in linear time, respectively.
As a first application, we will consider the famous Edge-Independent Spanning Tree Conjecture, which asserts that every k-edge-connected graph contains k rooted spanning trees that are pairwise edge-independent. We will illustrate the impact of the above edge-orders by deducing algorithms that construct 2- and 3-edge independent spanning trees of 2- and 3-edge-connected graphs, the latter of which improves the best known running time from O(n^2) to linear time.

(This is joint work with Jens M. Schmidt.)

Zeit & Ort

17.01.2018 | 16:15 - 17:45

Takustr. 9, SR 053