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TR97-006 | 31st January 1997 00:00

Parameterized Parallel Complexity


Authors: Marco Cesati, Miriam Di Ianni
Publication: 19th February 1997 13:33
Downloads: 1928


We consider the framework of Parameterized Complexity, and we
investigate the issue of which problems do admit efficient fixed
parameter parallel algorithms by introducing two different
degrees of efficiently parallelizable parameterized problems, PNC
and FPP. We sketch both some FPP-algorithms solving natural
parameterized problems and a useful tool for proving membership
to FPP based on the concept of treewidth. We then focus our
attention on parameterized parallel intractability and prove that
a necessary condition for a parameterized problem to be complete
for the class of sequentially fixed parameter tractable problems
is that it is not in NC for some fixed value of the parameter
(unless P = NC). Finally, we give two alternative
characterizations of both PNC and FPP, and we use them to prove
the PNC-completeness of two natural parameterized problems.


Comment #1 to TR97-006 | 27th April 1997 08:16

A correction to Parameterized Parallel Complexity Comment on: TR97-006

Comment #1
Authors: Marco Cesati, Miriam Di Ianni
Accepted on: 27th April 1997 08:16
Downloads: 2968


A reduction presented in the paper is wrong.
We show a computational problem that replaces
the original one.

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