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Bradshaw, Peter ; Masařk, Tomáš ; Stacho, Ladislav

Flexible List Colorings in Graphs with Special Degeneracy Conditions

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For a given ε > 0, we say that a graph G is ε-flexibly k-choosable if the following holds: for any assignment L of lists of size k on V(G), if a preferred color is requested at any set R of vertices, then at least ε |R| of these requests are satisfied by some L-coloring. We consider flexible list colorings in several graph classes with certain degeneracy conditions. We characterize the graphs of maximum degree Δ that are ε-flexibly Δ-choosable for some ε = ε(Δ) > 0, which answers a question of Dvořák, Norin, and Postle [List coloring with requests, JGT 2019]. We also show that graphs of treewidth 2 are 1/3-flexibly 3-choosable, answering a question of Choi et al. [arXiv 2020], and we give conditions for list assignments by which graphs of treewidth k are 1/(k+1)-flexibly (k+1)-choosable. We show furthermore that graphs of treedepth k are 1/k-flexibly k-choosable. Finally, we introduce a notion of flexible degeneracy, which strengthens flexible choosability, and we show that apart from a well-understood class of exceptions, 3-connected non-regular graphs of maximum degree Δ are flexibly (Δ - 1)-degenerate.

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  author =	{Peter Bradshaw and Tom{\'a}{\v{s}} Masařk and Ladislav Stacho},
  title =	{{Flexible List Colorings in Graphs with Special Degeneracy Conditions}},
  booktitle =	{31st International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2020)},
  pages =	{31:1--31:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-173-3},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2020},
  volume =	{181},
  editor =	{Yixin Cao and Siu-Wing Cheng and Minming Li},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-133750},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ISAAC.2020.31},
  annote =	{Keywords: Flexibility, List Coloring, Choosability, Degeneracy}

Keywords: Flexibility, List Coloring, Choosability, Degeneracy
Collection: 31st International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation (ISAAC 2020)
Issue Date: 2020
Date of publication: 04.12.2020

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