Freire, Alexandre S.
Lima, Karla R.
Moura, Phablo F. S.
Total Authors: 5
 Univ Fed Ceara, Dept Estat & Matemat Aplicada, Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
 Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Computacao, Campinas, SP - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Artes Ciencias & Humanidades, Sao Paulo - Brazil
 Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Matemat & Estat, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Web of Science Citations:
A coloring of the vertices of a graph is convex if the vertices receiving a common color induce a connected subgraph of . We address the convex recoloring problem: given a graph and a coloring of its vertices, recolor a minimum number of vertices of , so that the resulting coloring is convex. This problem is known to be -hard even when is a path. We show an integer programming formulation for arbitrary graphs, and then specialize it for trees. We study the facial structure of the polytope defined as the convex hull of the integer points satisfying the restrictions of the proposed ILP formulation, present several classes of facet-defining inequalities and the corresponding separation algorithms. We also present a branch-and-cut algorithm that we have implemented for the special case of trees, and show the computational results obtained with a large number of instances. We consider instances which are real phylogenetic trees. The experiments show that this approach can be used to solve instances up to vertices in 2 h, comparing favorably to other approaches that have been proposed in the literature. (AU)