# Upper oriented chromatic number of undirected graphs and oriented colorings of product graphs

Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory (2012)

- Volume: 32, Issue: 3, page 517-533
- ISSN: 2083-5892

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topÉric Sopena. "Upper oriented chromatic number of undirected graphs and oriented colorings of product graphs." Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 32.3 (2012): 517-533. <http://eudml.org/doc/270820>.

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abstract = {The oriented chromatic number of an oriented graph $^→G$ is the minimum order of an oriented graph $^→H$ such that $^→G$ admits a homomorphism to $^→H$. The oriented chromatic number of an undirected graph G is then the greatest oriented chromatic number of its orientations.
In this paper, we introduce the new notion of the upper oriented chromatic number of an undirected graph G, defined as the minimum order of an oriented graph $^→U$ such that every orientation $^→G$ of G admits a homomorphism to $^→U$. We give some properties of this parameter, derive some general upper bounds on the ordinary and upper oriented chromatic numbers of lexicographic, strong, Cartesian and direct products of graphs, and consider the particular case of products of paths.},

author = {Éric Sopena},

journal = {Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory},

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language = {eng},

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pages = {517-533},

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year = {2012},

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AB - The oriented chromatic number of an oriented graph $^→G$ is the minimum order of an oriented graph $^→H$ such that $^→G$ admits a homomorphism to $^→H$. The oriented chromatic number of an undirected graph G is then the greatest oriented chromatic number of its orientations.
In this paper, we introduce the new notion of the upper oriented chromatic number of an undirected graph G, defined as the minimum order of an oriented graph $^→U$ such that every orientation $^→G$ of G admits a homomorphism to $^→U$. We give some properties of this parameter, derive some general upper bounds on the ordinary and upper oriented chromatic numbers of lexicographic, strong, Cartesian and direct products of graphs, and consider the particular case of products of paths.

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