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Recognizing Bipartite Incident-Graphs of Circulant Digraphs

Pierre Fraigniaud
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Cyril Gavoille


Given a circulant digraph $H=(V,A)$ of order $n$ and of generators $\gamma_0,\dots,\gamma_k$, $0\leq \gamma_i \leq n-1$, $i=0,\dots,k$, the {\em bipartite incident-graph} of $H$ is a bipartite graph $G=(V_1,V_2,E)$ of order $2n$ where $V_1=V_2=V$, and, for any $x_1\in V_1$, and any $x_2\in V_2$, $\{x_1,x_2\}\in E \Leftrightarrow (x_1,x_2)\in A \Leftrightarrow \exists i \in \{0,\dots,k\} \mid x_2 = x_1 + \gamma_i \pmod{n}$. \KGs\ and \FGs\ are two types of such graphs. They correspond to $\gamma_i=2^i-1$, and $\gamma_i=F(i+1)-1$, respectively. Both graphs have been extensively studied for the purpose of fast communications in networks, and they have deserved a lot of attention in this context. In this paper, we show that there exists a polynomial-time algorithm to recognize \KGs, and that the same technique applies to \FGs. The algorithm is based on a characterization of the cycles of length six in these graphs (bipartite incident-graphs of circulant digraphs always have cycles of length six). A consequence of our result is that none of the \KGs\ are edge-transitive, apart those of $2^k-2$ vertices. An open problem that arises in this field is to know whether a polynomial-time algorithm exists for any infinite family of bipartite incident-graphs of circulant digraphs indexed by their number of vertices.
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inria-00098892 , version 1 (26-09-2006)


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Johanne Cohen, Pierre Fraigniaud, Cyril Gavoille. Recognizing Bipartite Incident-Graphs of Circulant Digraphs. International Workshop on Graph Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science - WG'99, 1999, Ascona, Switzerland, pp.215-227. ⟨inria-00098892⟩
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