Publications in Scientific Journals:

F. Klute, M. Nöllenburg:
"Minimizing Crossings In Constrained Two-Sided Circular Graph Layouts";
Journal of Computational Geometry, 10 (2019), 2; 45 - 69.

English abstract:
Circular graph layout is a popular drawing style, in which vertices are placed on
a circle and edges are drawn as straight chords. Crossing minimization in circular layouts is
NP-hard. One way to allow for fewer crossings in practice are two-sided layouts, which draw
some edges as curves in the exterior of the circle. In fact, one- and two-sided circular layouts
are equivalent to one-page and two-page book drawings, i.e., graph layouts with all vertices
placed on a line (the spine) and edges drawn in one or two distinct half-planes (the pages)
bounded by the spine. In this paper we study the problem of minimizing the crossings
for a fixed cyclic vertex order by computing an optimal k-plane set of exteriorly drawn
edges for k 1, extending the previously studied case k = 0. We show that this relates
to finding bounded-degree maximum-weight induced subgraphs of circle graphs, which is
a graph-theoretic problem of independent interest. We show NP-hardness for arbitrary k,
present an efficient algorithm for k = 1, and generalize it to an explicit XP-time algorithm
for any fixed k. For the practically interesting case k = 1 we implemented our algorithm
and present experimental results that confirm its applicability.

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