Tomas Kaiser ; Ondrej Rucky ; Matej Stehlik ; Riste Škrekovski - Strong parity vertex coloring of plane graphs

dmtcs:1268 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, March 20, 2014, Vol. 16 no. 1 -
Strong parity vertex coloring of plane graphsArticle

Authors: Tomas Kaiser 1; Ondrej Rucky 1; Matej Stehlik 2; Riste Škrekovski ORCID3

  • 1 department of mathematics and institute of computer science
  • 2 Optimisation Combinatoire
  • 3 Faculty of Mathematics and Physics [Ljubljana]

A strong parity vertex coloring of a 2-connected plane graph is a coloring of the vertices such that every face is incident with zero or an odd number of vertices of each color. We prove that every 2-connected loopless plane graph has a strong parity vertex coloring with 97 colors. Moreover the coloring we construct is proper. This proves a conjecture of Czap and Jendrol' [Discuss. Math. Graph Theory 29 (2009), pp. 521-543.]. We also provide examples showing that eight colors may be necessary (ten when restricted to proper colorings).

Volume: Vol. 16 no. 1
Section: Graph Theory
Published on: March 20, 2014
Accepted on: July 23, 2015
Submitted on: January 7, 2011
Keywords: [INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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