New Results about Set Colorings of Graphs

J. P. Boutin, E. DuchĂȘne, B. Effantin, H. Kheddouci, H. Seba


The set coloring problem is a new kind of both vertex and edge coloring of a graph introduced by Suresh Hegde in 2009. Only large bounds have been given on the chromatic number for general graphs. In this paper, we consider the problem on paths and complete binary trees, and show that it can be reduced to the computation of a transversal in a special Latin square, i.e., the XOR table. We then investigate a variation of the problem called strong set coloring, and we provide an exhaustive list of all graphs being strongly set colorable with at most 4 colors.

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