The partition of graphs into nice subgraphs is a central algorithmic problem with strong ties to matching theory. We study the partitioning of undirected graphs into stars, a problem known to be NP-complete even for the case of stars on three vertices. We perform a thorough computational complexity study of the problem on subclasses of perfect graphs and identify several polynomial-time solvable and NP-hard cases, for example, on interval graphs, grid graphs, and bipartite permutation graphs.
|Number of pages||37|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|