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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.24
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Buchin, Kevin ; Polishchuk, Valentin ; Sedov, Leonid ; Voronov, Roman

Geometric Secluded Paths and Planar Satisfiability

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We consider paths with low exposure to a 2D polygonal domain, i.e., paths which are seen as little as possible; we differentiate between integral exposure (when we care about how long the path sees every point of the domain) and 0/1 exposure (just counting whether a point is seen by the path or not). For the integral exposure, we give a PTAS for finding the minimum-exposure path between two given points in the domain; for the 0/1 version, we prove that in a simple polygon the shortest path has the minimum exposure, while in domains with holes the problem becomes NP-hard. We also highlight connections of the problem to minimum satisfiability and settle hardness of variants of planar min- and max-SAT.

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  author =	{Kevin Buchin and Valentin Polishchuk and Leonid Sedov and Roman Voronov},
  title =	{{Geometric Secluded Paths and Planar Satisfiability}},
  booktitle =	{36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2020)},
  pages =	{24:1--24:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-143-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{164},
  editor =	{Sergio Cabello and Danny Z. Chen},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-121827},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.SoCG.2020.24},
  annote =	{Keywords: Visibility, Route planning, Security/privacy, Planar satisfiability}

Keywords: Visibility, Route planning, Security/privacy, Planar satisfiability
Collection: 36th International Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 08.06.2020

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