Maximum Common Induced Subgraph (henceforth MCIS) is among the most studied classical NP-hard problems. MCIS remains NP-hard on many graph classes including bipartite graphs, planar graphs and k-trees. Little is known, however, about the parameterized complexity of the problem. When parameterized by the vertex cover number of the input graphs, the problem was recently shown to be xed-parameter tractable. Capitalizing on this result, we show that the problem does not have a polynomial kernel when parameterized by vertex cover unless NP coNP=poly. We also show that Maximum Common Connected Induced Subgraph (MCCIS), which is a variant where the solution must be connected, is also xedparameter tractable when parameterized by the vertex cover number of input graphs. Both problems are shown to be W-complete on bipartite graphs and graphs of girth ve and, unless P = NP, they do not to belong to the class XP when parameterized by a bound on the size of the minimum feedback vertex sets of the input graphs, that is solving them in polynomial time is very unlikely when this parameter is a constant.
|Name|| Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series|
|Conference||International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms (IWOCA) 2014 25th|
|Period||15/10/14 → 17/10/14|