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Advances on the Resilience of Complex Networks


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1Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

2Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA


Advances on the Resilience of Complex Networks

Description

A common property of many complex systems is resilience, that is, the ability of the system to react to perturbations, internal failures, and environmental events by absorbing the disturbance and/or rebuilding to maintain its functions. Resilience deals with the flexibility of responses to stress and the capacity of the complex system for learning, self-organization, and adaptation at multiple scales.

Understanding how complex systems demonstrate resilience has become imperative in many different fields, such as economics, management, engineering, and ecology. Cases of collapses and crises caused by low resilience are in fact more and more frequent and encompass transportation, financial, energy, communication, and ecological systems.

This calls for a universal theory identifying drivers, dimensions, and measures of complex system resilience, which is still lacking. In particular, it is fundamental to investigate the properties of the complex systems that relate to resilience, such as learning, self-organization, adaptation, and emergence, by using dynamic approaches. They in fact permit to model complex system behaviors reproducing the internal dynamics of the entire system from the bottom, focusing on its microattributes such as the agents, their attributes, actions, goals, and the network structure connecting them. In particular, the model of the network structure deserves specific attention, because the interconnectedness among the agents triggers cascading effects with unpredictable and dramatic consequences on the system performance. In this regard, methodologies based on agent-based modeling, neural networks, system dynamics, evolutionary game theory, and percolation theory are very suitable.

This special issue aims at collecting original and high-quality studies contributing to address the issues above. Papers studying resilience of supply chains, innovation networks, financial networks, power grid systems, transportation infrastructures, communication networks, and ecosystems are welcome. We also invite papers proposing theoretical frameworks conceptualizing resilience of complex systems and reviewing the state of art of resilience embracing different contexts (economics, management, ecology, and engineering), to identify common trends as well as peculiarities.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dynamic models of network resilience (neural networks, chaos theory, evolutionary games, and percolation models)
  • Models for cascading failures in transportation infrastructures, energy power systems, communication networks, financial systems
  • Measures of network resilience to partial and total disruptions
  • Agent-based models of networks dynamics determining resilience to disruptions
  • State-of-art reviews comparing resilience studies in different fields and concerning diverse types of complex systems
  • Supply Chain Resilience frameworks, including antecedents and effects on performance
  • Power Grid Resilience
  • Relationship between resilience and features of complex systems (e.g., self-organization, adaption, learning, and emergence)
  • Relationship between resilience and sustainability of ecosystems

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8756418
  • - Editorial

Advances on the Resilience of Complex Networks

Ilaria Giannoccaro | Vito Albino | Anand Nair
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3421529
  • - Review Article

Resilience of Complex Systems: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research

Luca Fraccascia | Ilaria Giannoccaro | Vito Albino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1923216
  • - Research Article

Team Resilience in Complex and Turbulent Environments: The Effect of Size and Density of Social Interactions

Ilaria Giannoccaro | Giovanni F. Massari | Giuseppe Carbone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3074791
  • - Research Article

Integrating “Hard” and “Soft” Infrastructural Resilience Assessment for Water Distribution Systems

Alessandro Pagano | Irene Pluchinotta | ... | Umberto Fratino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8561675
  • - Research Article

Impact of Rapid Urbanization on Vulnerability of Land System from Complex Networks View: A Methodological Approach

Ying Wang | Xiangmei Li | ... | Renbin Xiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8139058
  • - Research Article

Self-Organized Temporal Criticality: Bottom-Up Resilience versus Top-Down Vulnerability

Korosh Mahmoodi | Bruce J. West | Paolo Grigolini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9072948
  • - Research Article

Traders’ Networks of Interactions and Structural Properties of Financial Markets: An Agent-Based Approach

Linda Ponta | Silvano Cincotti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6386324
  • - Research Article

Analysis on Invulnerability of Wireless Sensor Network towards Cascading Failures Based on Coupled Map Lattice

Xiuwen Fu | Yongsheng Yang | Haiqing Yao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9826243
  • - Research Article

Underestimated Cost of Targeted Attacks on Complex Networks

Xiao-Long Ren | Niels Gleinig | ... | Nino Antulov-Fantulin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6548362
  • - Research Article

Resilience of Core-Periphery Networks in the Case of Rich-Club

Matteo Cinelli | Giovanna Ferraro | Antonio Iovanella
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