English version:
Journal of Applied and Industrial Mathematics, 2017, 11:3, 400-414

Volume 24, No 3, 2017, P. 35-60

UDC 519.17
D. S. Malyshev and D. V. Sirotkin
Polynomial-time solvability of the independent set problem in a certain class of subcubic planar graphs

The independent set problem for a given simple graph is to compute the size of a maximum subset of its pairwise non-adjacent vertices. In this paper we prove polynomial-time solvability of the problem for subcubic planar graphs not containing an induced tree, obtained by coinciding ends of three paths of lengths 3, 3, and 2 correspondingly.
Bibliogr. 10.

Keywords: independent set problem, graph reduction, efficient algorithm.

DOI: 10.17377/daio.2017.24.549

Dmitry S. Malyshev 1
Dmitry V. Sirotkin 1

1. National Research University Higher School of Economics,
25/12 Bolshaya Pechyorskaya St., 603155 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
e-mail: dmalishev@hse.ru, dsmalyshev@rambler.ru, dmitriy.v.sirotkin@gmail.com

Received 25 July 2016
Revised 12 January 2017


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