Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Risk and Safety of Complex Network Systems


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Lead Editor

1Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

2Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

3University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

4University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

5University of Franche-Comté, Besançon Cedex, France

6Griffith University, Nathan, Australia


Risk and Safety of Complex Network Systems

Description

Complex web-like structures describe a wide variety of real-world systems of high technological and intellectual importance. Despite enormous benefits to daily life, complex network systems also exhibit disadvantages, and one of the most challenging issues is the risk and safety of complex network systems. In a network system, the impact of a local fault/disturbance/hazard can easily spread out to the whole system due to domino effect, cascading effect, and/or ripple effect and eventually evolves into a large-scale disaster. The past decade has witnessed too many examples, to name some, the 2003 Northeast blackout in USA, the 2003 SARS plague, the 2004 breakout of computer worm Bagle, the 2008 global financial crisis, and the 2010 European aviation network closure due to the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano eruption in Iceland. Besides the nature of hazard/fault/disturbance and the topology of system, many other factors such as heterogeneity in components, interaction functions and rules, amplifying effect, self-healing capability, and multiple feedback loops altogether play a crucial role in determining the system performance against hazard/fault/disturbance. The complexity roots in the combination of all these factors, resulting in nonlinear, dynamical, self-adaptive, and self-organizing behavior of system, which is far beyond the capability of existing methodologies. To study the risk and safety of complex network systems, new interdisciplinary theories, models, and methods are urgently demanded and particularly needed to fertilize new thinking of globally networked risks and complex systems science. This special issue aims to bring together both relevant theoretical works and case studies, in order to inspire, promote, and enrich the research on the risk and safety of complex network systems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Transportation systems
  • Communication networks and information systems
  • Cyber world security
  • Energy systems (such as smart grids or gas pipe networks)
  • Financial systems
  • Social networks and perception
  • Biological and medical systems
  • Disaster and risk reduction and mitigation
  • Self-organizing and self-healing networks
  • Reliability and safety theories
  • Mathematical theories of complex networks (such as synchronization and control of complex networks)
  • New theories, models, and methods to assess risk and improve safety

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8983915
  • - Editorial

Risk and Safety of Complex Network Systems

Xiao-Bing Hu | Adrian V. Gheorghe | ... | Xiaobo Qu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 752893
  • - Research Article

Threshold for the Outbreak of Cascading Failures in Degree-Degree Uncorrelated Networks

Junbiao Liu | Xinyu Jin | ... | Wenping Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 946281
  • - Research Article

Stability Analysis of Process Route Based on Weighted Network

Ying Xiang | Rong Mo | ... | Chunlei Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 482923
  • - Research Article

Robust Satellite Scheduling Approach for Dynamic Emergency Tasks

Xuejun Zhai | Xiaonan Niu | ... | Yonglin Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 828374
  • - Research Article

A CDT-Based Heuristic Zone Design Approach for Economic Census Investigators

Changixu Cheng | Xiaomei Song | ... | Lijun Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 316092
  • - Research Article

Epidemic Spreading Characteristics and Immunity Measures Based on Complex Network with Contact Strength and Community Structure

Xueting Zhang | Bingfeng Ge | ... | Yingwu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 538482
  • - Research Article

An Efficient Top- Query Processing with Result Integrity Verification in Two-Tiered Wireless Sensor Networks

Ruiliang He | Hua Dai | ... | Jingjing Bao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 835460
  • - Research Article

In-Plane Vibration Response of the Periodic Viaduct on Saturated Soil under Rayleigh Surface Wave

Hai-yan Ju | Ming-fu Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 521289
  • - Research Article

A Comprehensive Sensitivity Analysis of a Data Center Network with Server Virtualization for Business Continuity

Tuan Anh Nguyen | Dugki Min | Jong Sou Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 194568
  • - Research Article

Improvement on Load-Induced Cascading Failure in Asymmetrical Interdependent Networks: Modeling and Analysis

Haiyan Han | Rennong Yang
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