Given a graph G=V,E, a connected sides cut U,V\U or δU is the set of edges of E linking all vertices of U to all vertices of V\U such that the induced subgraphs GU and GV\U are connected. Given a positive weight function w defined on E, the maximum connected sides cut problem (MAX CS CUT) is to find a connected sides cut Ω such that wΩ is maximum. MAX CS CUT is NP-hard. In this paper, we give a linear time algorithm to solve MAX CS CUT for series parallel graphs. We deduce a linear time algorithm for the minimum cut problem in the same class of graphs without computing the maximum flow.
Chaourar, B. (2017). A Linear Time Algorithm for a Variant of the MAX CUT Problem in Series Parallel Graphs. Advances in Operations Research, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/1267108