An $h$-queue layout of a graph $G$ consists of a linear order of its vertices and a partition of its edges into $h$ queues, such that no two independent edges of the same queue nest. The minimum $h$ such that $G$ admits an $h$-queue layout is the queue number of $G$. We present two fixed-parameter tractable algorithms that exploit structural properties of graphs to compute optimal queue layouts. As our first result, we show that deciding whether a graph $G$ has queue number $1$ and computing a corresponding layout is fixed-parameter tractable when parameterized by the treedepth of $G$. Our second result then uses a more restrictive parameter, the vertex cover number, to solve the problem for arbitrary $h$.
- Pub Date:
- August 2020
- Computer Science - Computational Geometry;
- Computer Science - Data Structures and Algorithms
- Appears in the Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Graph Drawing and Network Visualization (GD 2020)