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Secure Sets and Defensive Alliances in Graphs: A Faster Algorithm and Improved Bounds
Kazuyuki AMANOKyaw May OOYota OTACHIRyuhei UEHARA
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Volume E98.D (2015) Issue 3 Pages 486-489

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Secure sets and defensive alliances in graphs are studied. They are sets of vertices that are safe in some senses. In this paper, we first present a fixed-parameter algorithm for finding a small secure set, whose running time is much faster than the previously known one. We then present improved bound on the smallest sizes of defensive alliances and secure sets for hypercubes. These results settle some open problems paused recently.

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