Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science |

- 1 Department of Applied Mathematics (KAM)
- 2 Saarland University [Saarbrücken]
- 3 Faculty of Informatics [Brno]
- 4 Institute for Theoretical Computer Science

Seidel's switching is a graph operation which makes a given vertex adjacent to precisely those vertices to which it was non-adjacent before, while keeping the rest of the graph unchanged. Two graphs are called switching-equivalent if one can be made isomorphic to the other by a sequence of switches. In this paper, we continue the study of computational complexity aspects of Seidel's switching, concentrating on Fixed Parameter Complexity. Among other results we show that switching to a graph with at most k edges, to a graph of maximum degree at most k, to a k-regular graph, or to a graph with minimum degree at least k are fixed parameter tractable problems, where k is the parameter. On the other hand, switching to a graph that contains a given fixed graph as an induced subgraph is W [1]-complete. We also show the NP-completeness of switching to a graph with a clique of linear size, and of switching to a graph with small number of edges. A consequence of the latter result is the NP-completeness of Maximum Likelihood Decoding of graph theoretic codes based on complete graphs.

Source: HAL:hal-00990491v1

Volume: Vol. 13 no. 2

Section: Graph and Algorithms

Published on: May 10, 2011

Accepted on: June 9, 2015

Submitted on: June 1, 2010

Keywords: [INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM]

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