TY - JOUR

T1 - On the Parameterised Complexity of Induced Multipartite Graph Parameters

AU - Mann, Ryan L.

AU - Mathieson, Luke

AU - Greenhill, Catherine

PY - 2020/4/21

Y1 - 2020/4/21

N2 - We introduce a family of graph parameters, called induced multipartite graph parameters, and study their computational complexity. First, we consider the following decision problem: an instance is an induced multipartite graph parameter $p$ and a given graph $G$, and for natural numbers $k\geq2$ and $\ell$, we must decide whether the maximum value of $p$ over all induced $k$-partite subgraphs of $G$ is at most $\ell$. We prove that this problem is W[1]-hard. Next, we consider a variant of this problem, where we must decide whether the given graph $G$ contains a sufficiently large induced $k$-partite subgraph $H$ such that $p(H)\leq\ell$. We show that for certain parameters this problem is para-NP-hard, while for others it is fixed-parameter tractable.

AB - We introduce a family of graph parameters, called induced multipartite graph parameters, and study their computational complexity. First, we consider the following decision problem: an instance is an induced multipartite graph parameter $p$ and a given graph $G$, and for natural numbers $k\geq2$ and $\ell$, we must decide whether the maximum value of $p$ over all induced $k$-partite subgraphs of $G$ is at most $\ell$. We prove that this problem is W[1]-hard. Next, we consider a variant of this problem, where we must decide whether the given graph $G$ contains a sufficiently large induced $k$-partite subgraph $H$ such that $p(H)\leq\ell$. We show that for certain parameters this problem is para-NP-hard, while for others it is fixed-parameter tractable.

M3 - Article (Academic Journal)

JO - arXiv

JF - arXiv

ER -