@inproceedings{43422dac972649fd8238c69deeac3265,

title = "Complexity of the Maximum k-Path Vertex Cover Problem",

abstract = "This paper introduces the maximum version of the k-path vertex cover problem, called the Maximum k-Path Vertex Cover problem (MaxPkVC for short): A path consisting of k vertices, i.e., a path of length k−1 is called a k-path. If a k-path Pk includes a vertex v in a vertex set S, then we say that S or v covers Pk . Given a graph G=(V,E) and an integer s, the goal of MaxPkVC is to find a vertex subset S⊆V of at most s vertices such that the number of k-paths covered by S is maximized. MaxPkVC is generally NP-hard. In this paper we consider the tractability/intractability of MaxPkVC on subclasses of graphs: We prove that MaxP3VC and MaxP4VC remain NP-hard even for split graphs and for chordal graphs, respectively. Furthermore, if the input graph is restricted to graphs with constant bounded treewidth, then MaxP3VC can be solved in polynomial time.",

author = "Eiji Miyano and Toshiki Saitoh and Ryuhei Uehara and Tsuyoshi Yagita and {van der Zanden}, T.C.",

year = "2018",

month = feb,

day = "2",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-75172-6_21",

language = "English",

isbn = "978-3-319-75171-9",

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",

publisher = "Springer",

pages = "240--251",

editor = "{Sohel Rahman}, M. and Wing-Kin Sung and Uehara, {Ryuhei }",

booktitle = "WALCOM: Algorithms and Computation",

address = "Germany",

edition = "1",

}