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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2019.14
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Martin, Barnaby ; Paulusma, Daniƫl ; Smith, Siani

Colouring H-Free Graphs of Bounded Diameter

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The Colouring problem is to decide if the vertices of a graph can be coloured with at most k colours for an integer k, such that no two adjacent vertices are coloured alike. A graph G is H-free if G does not contain H as an induced subgraph. It is known that Colouring is NP-complete for H-free graphs if H contains a cycle or claw, even for fixed k >= 3. We examine to what extent the situation may change if in addition the input graph has bounded diameter.

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  author =	{Barnaby Martin and Dani{\"e}l Paulusma and Siani Smith},
  title =	{{Colouring H-Free Graphs of Bounded Diameter}},
  booktitle =	{44th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2019)},
  pages =	{14:1--14:14},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-117-7},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2019},
  volume =	{138},
  editor =	{Peter Rossmanith and Pinar Heggernes and Joost-Pieter Katoen},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-109584},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.MFCS.2019.14},
  annote =	{Keywords: vertex colouring, H-free graph, diameter}

Keywords: vertex colouring, H-free graph, diameter
Collection: 44th International Symposium on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2019)
Issue Date: 2019
Date of publication: 20.08.2019

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