Friday, 11:30 - 11:55 h, Room: H 3012

 

Claudia Snels
Minimum weighted clique cover on strip-composed perfect graphs

Coauthors: Flavia Bonomo, Gianpaolo Oriolo

 

Abstract:
On a perfect graph G where a non negative weight function on the vertices w:V → R+ is given, the minimum weighted clique cover problem ({MWCC}), consists on finding a collection of cliques C, each one with a non-negative value yC, such that for every vertex v C ∈ C:v ∈ CyC ≥ w(v) and the weight C ∈ CyC is minimum.
The only available combinatorial algorithm for the {MWCC} in claw-free perfect graphs is due to Hsu and Nemhauser and dates back to 1984. More recently, Chudnovsky and Seymour in 2005 introduced a composition operation, strip-composition, in order to define their structural results for claw-free graphs; however, this composition operation is general and applies to non-claw-free graphs as well.
In this paper, we show that a {MWCC} of a perfect strip-composed graph, with the basic graphs belonging to a class G, can be found in polynomial time, provided that the {MWCC} problem can be solved on G in polynomial time. We also design a new, more efficient, combinatorial algorithm for the {MWCC} problem on strip-composed claw-free perfect graphs.

 

Talk 3 of the contributed session Fri.1.H 3012
"Cliques, stable sets, and perfect graphs" [...]
Cluster 2
"Combinatorial optimization" [...]

 

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