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The major half contains thirteen revised complete papers on present subject matters in combinatorial optimization, provided at Aussois 2001, the 5th Aussois Workshop on Combinatorial Optimization, March 5-9, 2001, and devoted to Jack Edmonds.

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4 Connected Matchings in Graphs with No Circuits on Four Nodes C4 is the circuit with four nodes. We consider graphs which do not have C4 as a subgraph. The Peterson graph is such a graph with a connected matching of size 5. The following theorem shows this is best possible. Theorem 1. The maximum size of a connected matching in a graph with no C4 as a subgraph is 5. Proof. Let G = (V, E) be a graph with no C4 as a subgraph. Suppose G contains a connected matching M of size 6, say M = {si ti : 1 ≤ i ≤ 6}.

If ti tj ∈ / E, then we have structure (A), and without loss of generality, i = 2 and j = 4. Then s2 , s4 , t4 , s5 is a C4 . Suppose there are two type 2 edges, say s5 ti and s5 tj . Then ti , s5 , tj , tk is a C4 , where k is the one of 2, 3, 4 diﬀerent from i and j unless we are have structure (A) and {i, j} = {2, 3} or {i, j} = {3, 4}. So, without loss of generality, say s5 t2 and s5 t3 are type 2 edges, s5 t4 ∈ / E, and we have structure (A). If the edge joining s4 t4 and s5 t5 is a type 1 edge, s5 s4 , then s5 , s4 , t4 , t3 is a C4 .

If ti tj ∈ E, then s5 , si , ti , tj is a C4 . If ti tj ∈ / E, then we have structure (A), and without loss of generality, i = 2 and j = 4. Then s2 , s4 , t4 , s5 is a C4 . Suppose there are two type 2 edges, say s5 ti and s5 tj . Then ti , s5 , tj , tk is a C4 , where k is the one of 2, 3, 4 diﬀerent from i and j unless we are have structure (A) and {i, j} = {2, 3} or {i, j} = {3, 4}. So, without loss of generality, say s5 t2 and s5 t3 are type 2 edges, s5 t4 ∈ / E, and we have structure (A). If the edge joining s4 t4 and s5 t5 is a type 1 edge, s5 s4 , then s5 , s4 , t4 , t3 is a C4 .