License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)
When quoting this document, please refer to the following
DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.86
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-141558
Go to the corresponding LIPIcs Volume Portal

Kawarabayashi, Ken-ichi ; Mohar, Bojan ; Nedela, Roman ; Zeman, Peter

Automorphisms and Isomorphisms of Maps in Linear Time

LIPIcs-ICALP-2021-86.pdf (0.7 MB)


A map is a 2-cell decomposition of a closed compact surface, i.e., an embedding of a graph such that every face is homeomorphic to an open disc. An automorphism of a map can be thought of as a permutation of the vertices which preserves the vertex-edge-face incidences in the embedding. When the underlying surface is orientable, every automorphism of a map determines an angle-preserving homeomorphism of the surface. While it is conjectured that there is no "truly subquadratic" algorithm for testing map isomorphism for unconstrained genus, we present a linear-time algorithm for computing the generators of the automorphism group of a map, parametrized by the genus of the underlying surface. The algorithm applies a sequence of local reductions and produces a uniform map, while preserving the automorphism group. The automorphism group of the original map can be reconstructed from the automorphism group of the uniform map in linear time. We also extend the algorithm to non-orientable surfaces by making use of the antipodal double-cover.

BibTeX - Entry

  author =	{Kawarabayashi, Ken-ichi and Mohar, Bojan and Nedela, Roman and Zeman, Peter},
  title =	{{Automorphisms and Isomorphisms of Maps in Linear Time}},
  booktitle =	{48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)},
  pages =	{86:1--86:15},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-195-5},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{198},
  editor =	{Bansal, Nikhil and Merelli, Emanuela and Worrell, James},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-141558},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ICALP.2021.86},
  annote =	{Keywords: maps on surfaces, automorphisms, isomorphisms, algorithm}

Keywords: maps on surfaces, automorphisms, isomorphisms, algorithm
Collection: 48th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages, and Programming (ICALP 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 02.07.2021

DROPS-Home | Fulltext Search | Imprint | Privacy Published by LZI