A natural way to draw two planar graphs whose vertex sets are matched is to assign each matched pair a unique y-coordinate. In this paper we introduce the concept of such matched drawings, which are a relaxation of simultaneous geometric embeddings with mapping. We study which classes of graphs allow matched drawings and show that (i) two 3-connected planar graphs or a 3-connected planar graph and a tree may not be matched drawable, while (ii) two trees or a planar graph and a planar graph of some special families—such as unlabeled level planar (ULP) graphs or the family of “carousel graphs”—are always matched drawable.

Matched Drawings of Planar Graphs

DI GIACOMO, Emilio;DIDIMO, WALTER;LIOTTA, Giuseppe;
2008

Abstract

A natural way to draw two planar graphs whose vertex sets are matched is to assign each matched pair a unique y-coordinate. In this paper we introduce the concept of such matched drawings, which are a relaxation of simultaneous geometric embeddings with mapping. We study which classes of graphs allow matched drawings and show that (i) two 3-connected planar graphs or a 3-connected planar graph and a tree may not be matched drawable, while (ii) two trees or a planar graph and a planar graph of some special families—such as unlabeled level planar (ULP) graphs or the family of “carousel graphs”—are always matched drawable.
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