An experimental study on the ply number of straight-line drawings

Felice De Luca, Emilio Di Giacomo, Walter Didimo, Stephen G Kobourov, Giuseppe Liotta

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Abstract

The ply number of a drawing is a new criterion of interest for graph drawing. Informally, the ply number of a straight-line drawing of a graph is defined as the maximum number of overlapping disks, where each disk is associated with a vertex and has a radius that is half the length of the longest edge incident to that vertex. This paper reports the results of an extensive experimental study that attempts to estimate correlations between the ply numbers and other aesthetic quality metrics for a graph layout, such as stress, edge-length uniformity, and edge crossings. We also investigate the performances of several graph drawing algorithms in terms of ply number, and provides new insights on the theoretical gap between lower and upper bounds on the ply number of k-ary trees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWALCOM: Algorithms and Computation - 11th International Conference and Workshops, WALCOM 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages135-148
Number of pages14
Volume10167 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319539249
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event11th International Conference and Workshops on Algorithms and Computation, WALCOM 2017 - Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Mar 29 2017Mar 31 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10167 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other11th International Conference and Workshops on Algorithms and Computation, WALCOM 2017
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityHsinchu
Period3/29/173/31/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    De Luca, F., Di Giacomo, E., Didimo, W., Kobourov, S. G., & Liotta, G. (2017). An experimental study on the ply number of straight-line drawings. In WALCOM: Algorithms and Computation - 11th International Conference and Workshops, WALCOM 2017, Proceedings (Vol. 10167 LNCS, pp. 135-148). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10167 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53925-6_11