On disjoint directed cycles with prescribed minimum lengths

Frédéric Havet 1 Ana Karolinna Maia 1
1 COATI - Combinatorics, Optimization and Algorithms for Telecommunications
CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , COMRED - COMmunications, Réseaux, systèmes Embarqués et Distribués
Abstract : In this paper, we show that the k-Linkage problem is polynomial-time solvable for digraphs with circumference at most 2. We also show that the directed cycles of length at least 3 have the Erdős-Pósa Property : for every n, there exists an integer t_n such that for every digraph D, either D contains n disjoint directed cycles of length at least 3, or there is a set T of t_n vertices that meets every directed cycle of length at least 3. From these two results, we deduce that if F is the disjoint union of directed cycles of length at most 3, then one can decide in polynomial time if a digraph contains a subdivision of F.
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[Research Report] RR-8286, INRIA. 2013
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Frédéric Havet, Ana Karolinna Maia. On disjoint directed cycles with prescribed minimum lengths. [Research Report] RR-8286, INRIA. 2013. <hal-00816135v2>



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