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Session B2 - Graph Theory and Combinatorics

July 13, 15:30 ~ 15:55 - Room B7

Subquadratic algorithms for the diameter and the sum of pairwise distances in planar graphs

Sergio Cabello

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia   -   sergio.cabello@fmf.uni-lj.si

We show how to compute for $n$-vertex planar graphs in roughly $O(n^{11/6})$ expected time the diameter and the sum of the pairwise distances. These are the first algorithms for these problems using time $O(n^c)$ for some constant $c<2$, even when restricted to undirected, unweighted planar graphs.

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