Some Applications of Orderly Spanning Trees in Graph Drawing

Chen, Ho-Lin and Liao, Chien-Chih and Lu, Hsueh-I. and Yen, Hsu-Chun (2002) Some Applications of Orderly Spanning Trees in Graph Drawing. In: Graph Drawing 10th International Symposium, GD 2002, August 26-28, 2002 , pp. 332-343(Official URL:

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Orderly spanning trees seem to have the potential of becoming a new and promising technique capable of unifying known results as well as deriving new results in graph drawing. Our exploration in this paper provides new evidence to demonstrate such a potential. Two applications of the orderly spanning trees of plane graphs are investigated. Our first application deals with Podevs drawing, i.e., planar orthogonal drawing with equal vertex size, introduced by Fößmeier and Kaufmann. Based upon orderly spanning trees, we give an algorithm that produces a Podevs drawing with half-perimeter no more than {\left\lceil{\frac{3n}{2}}\right\rceil}+ 1 and at most one bend per edge for any n-node plane graph with maximal degree \Delta, a notable improvement over the existing results in the literature in terms of the size of the drawing area. The second application is an alternative proof for the sufficient and necessary condition for a graph to admit a rectangular dual, i.e., a floor-plan using only rectangles.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: 10.1007/3-540-36151-0_31
Classifications: J Applications > J.999 Others
G Algorithms and Complexity > G.999 Others
M Methods > M.600 Planar
M Methods > M.900 Tree
P Styles > P.600 Poly-line > P.600.700 Orthogonal
P Styles > P.540 Planar

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