Point-set embeddings of plane 3-trees

Rahnuma Islam Nishat, Debajyoti Mondal, Md. Saidur Rahman
2012 Computational geometry  
A straight-line drawing of a plane graph G is a planar drawing of G, where each vertex is drawn as a point and each edge is drawn as a straight line segment. Given a set S of n points in the Euclidean plane, a point-set embedding of a plane graph G with n vertices on S is a straight-line drawing of G, where each vertex of G is mapped to a distinct point of S. The problem of deciding if G admits a point-set embedding on S is NP-complete in general and even when G is 2-connected and
more » ... In this paper, we give an O (n 2 ) time algorithm to decide whether a plane 3-tree admits a point-set embedding on a given set of points or not, and find an embedding if it exists. We prove an Ω(n log n) lower bound on the time complexity for finding a point-set embedding of a plane 3-tree. We then consider a variant of the problem, where we are given a plane 3-tree G with n vertices and a set S of k > n points, and present a dynamic programming algorithm to find a point-set embedding of G on S if it exists. Furthermore, we show that the point-set embeddability problem for planar partial 3-trees is also NP-complete.
doi:10.1016/j.comgeo.2011.09.002 fatcat:u5tgclkngneqfbzil5aiy3iata