In this paper we present an algorithmic framework for solving a class of combinatorial optimization problems on graphs with bounded pathwidth. The problems are NP-hard in general, but solvable in linear time on this type of graphs. The problems are relevant for assessing network reliability and improving the network’s performance and fault tolerance. The main technique considered in this paper is dynamic programming.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics (THETA 16) (AQTR), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 22-25 May, 2008. Poster.