Faster and Enhanced Inclusion-Minimal Cograph Completion
Speaker: Chritophe Crespelle (University Lyon)

Time: 9h30, Thursday, December 21, 2017
Location: 611-612, Building A6, Institute of Mathematics, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet
Abstract: We design two incremental algorithms for computing an inclusion-minimal completion of an arbitrary graph into a cograph. The first one is able to do so while providing an additional property which is crucial in practice to obtain inclusion-minimal completions using as few edges as possible : it is able to compute a minimum-cardinality completion of the neighbourhood of the new vertex introduced at each incremental step. It runs in $O(n+m')$ time, where $m'$ is the number of edges in the completed graph. This matches the complexity of the algorithm in~\cite{LMP10} and positively answers one of their open questions.

Our second algorithm improves the complexity of inclusion-minimal completion to $O(n+m\log^2 n)$ when the additional property above is not required. Moreover, we prove that many very sparse graphs, having only $O(n)$ edges, require $\Omega(n^2)$ edges in any of their cograph completions. For these graphs, which include many of those encountered in applications, the improvement we obtain on the complexity scales as $O(n/\log^2 n)$.

joint work with Daniel Lokshtanov, Thi Ha Duong Phan and Eric Thierry