A variant of the McKay-Miller-Siran construction for Mixed Graphs
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The Degree/Diameter Problem is an extremal problem in graph theory with applications in network design. One of the main research areas in the Degree/Diameter Problem consists of finding large graphs whose order approach the theoretical upper bounds as much as possible. In the case of directed graphs there exist some families that come close to the theoretical upper bound asymptotically. In the case of undirected graphs there also exist some good constructions for specific values of the parameters involved (degree and/or diameter). One such construction was given by McKay, Miller, and ˇSir´aˇn in , which produces large graphs of diameter 2 with the aid of the voltage assignment technique. Here we show how to re-engineer the McKay-Miller-ˇSir´aˇn construction in order to obtain large mixed graphs of diameter 2, i.e. graphs containing both directed arcs and undirected edges.