Flow in planar graphs with vertex capacities

TitleFlow in planar graphs with vertex capacities
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsKhuller S, Naor J
Pagination200 - 225
Date Published1994///

Max-flow in planar graphs has always been studied with the assumption that there are capacities only on the edges. Here we consider a more general version of the problem when the vertices as well as edges have capacity constraints. In the context of general graphs considering only edge capacities is not restrictive, since the vertex-capacity problem can be reduced to the edge-capacity problem. However, in the case of planar graphs this reduction does not maintainplanarity and cannot be used. We study different versions of the planar flow problem (all of which have been extensively investigated in the context of edge capacities).