A General Framework for Coloring Problems: Old Results, New Results, and Open Problems

  • Hajo Broersma
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3330)


In this survey paper we present a general framework for coloring problems that was introduced in a joint paper which the author presented at WG2003. We show how a number of different types of coloring problems, most of which have been motivated from frequency assignment, fit into this framework. We give a survey of the existing results, mainly based on and strongly biased by joint work of the author with several different groups of coauthors, include some new results, and discuss several open problems for each of the variants.

AMS Subject Classifications: 05C15,05C85,05C17


graph coloring graph partitioning forbidden subgraph planar graph computational complexity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hajo Broersma
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  1. 1.Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands

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