# Minimum $2$-vertex strongly biconnected spanning directed subgraph problem

Research paper by Raed Jaberi

Indexed on: 04 Aug '20Published on: 02 Aug '20Published in: arXiv - Computer Science - Data Structures and Algorithms

#### Abstract

A directed graph $G=(V,E)$ is strongly biconnected if $G$ is strongly connected and its underlying graph is biconnected. A strongly biconnected directed graph $G=(V,E)$ is called $2$-vertex-strongly biconnected if $|V|\geq 3$ and the induced subgraph on $V\setminus\left\lbrace w\right\rbrace$ is strongly biconnected for every vertex $w\in V$. In this paper we study the following problem. Given a $2$-vertex-strongly biconnected directed graph $G=(V,E)$, compute an edge subset $E^{2sb} \subseteq E$ of minimum size such that the subgraph $(V,E^{2sb})$ is $2$-vertex-strongly biconnected.