Directed VR-Representable Graphs Have Unbounded Dimension

Romanik, Kathleen (1995) Directed VR-Representable Graphs Have Unbounded Dimension. In: Graph Drawing DIMACS International Workshop, GD 1994, October 10–12, 1994, Princeton, New Jersey, USA , pp. 177-181 (Official URL:

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Visibility representations of graphs map vertices to sets in Euclidean space and express edges as visibility relations between these sets. A three-dimensional visibility representation that has been studied is one in which each vertex of the graph maps to a closed rectangle in \mathbb{R}^3 and edges are expressed by vertical visibility between rectangles. The rectangles representing vertices are disjoint, contained in planes perpendicular to the z-axis, and have sides parallel to the x or y axes. Two rectangles R_{i} and R_{j} are considered visible provided that there exists a closed cylinder C of non-zero length and radius such that the ends of C are contained in R_{i} and R_{j}, the axis of C is parallel to the z-axis, and C does not intersect any other rectangle. A graph that can be represented in this way is called VR-representable. A VR-representation of a graph can be directed by directing all edges towards the positive z direction. A directed acyclic graph G has dimension d if d is the minimum integer such that the vertices of G can be ordered by d linear orderings, <_{1}...,<_{d}, and for vertices u und v there is a directed path from u to v if and only if u <_{i} v for all 1 \leq i \leq d. In this note we show that the dimension of the class of directed VR-representable graphs is unbounded.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Additional Information:10.1007/3-540-58950-3_369
Classifications:Z Theory > Z.500 Representations
P Styles > P.900 Visibility
P Styles > P.060 3D
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