Let S = (a₁, a₂, ...) be an infinite nondecreasing sequence of positive integers. An S-packing k-coloring of a graph G is a mapping from V(G) to 1,2,...,k such that vertices with color i have pairwise distance greater than ${a}_{i}$, and the S-packing chromatic number ${\chi}_{S}\left(G\right)$ of G is the smallest integer k such that G has an S-packing k-coloring. This concept generalizes the concept of proper coloring (when S = (1,1,1,...)) and broadcast coloring (when S = (1,2,3,4,...)). In this paper, we consider bounds on...

Given a coloring of the vertices of a graph G, we say a subgraph is rainbow if its vertices receive distinct colors. For a graph F, we define the F-upper chromatic number of G as the maximum number of colors that can be used to color the vertices of G such that there is no rainbow copy of F. We present some results on this parameter for certain graph classes. The focus is on the case that F is a star or triangle. For example, we show that the K3-upper chromatic number of any maximal outerplanar...

Given a coloring of the vertices, we say subgraph H is monochromatic if every vertex of H is assigned the same color, and rainbow if no pair of vertices of H are assigned the same color. Given a graph G and a graph F, we define an F-WORM coloring of G as a coloring of the vertices of G without a rainbow or monochromatic subgraph H isomorphic to F. We present some results on this concept especially as regards to the existence, complexity, and optimization within certain graph classes. The focus is...

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