K. Daniel, R. Borie, S. Koenig and C. Tovey. ESP: Pursuit Evasion on Series-Parallel Graphs [Short Paper]. In International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), pages 1519-1520, 2010.

Abstract: We develop a heuristic approach, called ESP, that solves large pursuit-evasion problems on series-parallel (that is, treewidth-2) graphs quickly and with small costs. It exploits their topology by performing dynamic programming on their decomposition graphs. We show that ESP scales up to much larger graphs than a strawman approach based on previous results from the literature. Errata: We made an (almost unnoticeable) change to Figure 2 to reflect an update in the program code.

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