@inbook{7195ee92dcfd463e861527903945eff1,

title = "A Note on the Complexity of Stockmeyer's floorplan Optimization Technique",

abstract = "Stockmeyer in Ref. 1 presented an optimal algorithm to solve the floorplan area optimization problem in polynomial time. Although his algorithm was designed only for slicing floorplans, the technique he used can be naturally extended to solve the problem for hierarchical floorplans. In this paper, we study the worst-case time complexity of Stockmeyer's technique to solve the floorplan area optimization problem for hierarchical floorplans of order 5. We show that Stockmeyer's technique inherently has exponential worst-case time complexity for this class of floorplans. Our proof is based on the fact that we can construct examples of hierarchical floorplans of order 5 such that the number of all non-redundant implementations for any of such floorplans is exponential in the total number of modules. We also observe that if the modules all have integer dimensions, the problem can be solved in pseudo-polynomial time by Stockmeyer's technique.",

keywords = "Floorplan design, floorplan area optimization, Stockmeyer's technique, slicing floorplans, hierarchical floorplans",

author = "Wang, {Ting Chi} and Wong, {Martin Ding Fat}",

year = "1993",

month = nov,

doi = "10.1142/9789812794468_0010",

language = "English",

isbn = "9789810214883",

series = "Lecture Notes Series on Computing",

publisher = "World Scientific",

pages = "309--320",

editor = "{Sarrafzadeh }, Majid and Lee, {D. T.}",

booktitle = "Algorithmic Aspects of VLSI Layout",

address = "United States",

}