Robustness and Fragility of Complex Networks

Date: August 12
Time: 13:30--15:30
Room: 206B

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Wu, Jun (National Univ. of Defense Tech.)
Li, Daqing (Beihang Univ.)

Abstract: Networks are everywhere. Examples include the Internet, metabolic networks, electric power grids, supply chains, urban road networks, the world trade web, among many others. In the past few years, the discovery of small-world and scale-free properties has stimulated a great deal of interest in studying the underlying organising principles of various complex networks. The investigation of complex networks has become an important area of multidisciplinary area involving physics, mathematics, operations research, biology, social sciences, informatics, and other theoretical and applied sciences.

The function and performance of complex networks rely on their robustness, i.e. the ability to maintain connectivity when a fraction of their nodes or edges is damaged. For example, modern society is dependent on its critical infrastructure networks: communication, electrical power, rail, and fuel distribution networks. Failure of any of these critical infrastructure networks can bring the ordinary activities of work and recreation to a stand- still. Other examples of network robustness arise in nature, such as the food webs robustness to biodiversity loss. Due to its broad applications, the robustness or fragility of complex networks has received growing attention.

This mini-symposium aims to provide a forum for recent developments in the field of network robustness and fragility. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: robustness of weighted networks; robustness of directed networks; robustness of spatial networks; robustness of Network of Networks; robustness of temporal networks; cascading failure in complex networks; attack and defence in complex networks; optimization of network robustness; application of network robustness.

Spectral Measure of Structural Robustness in Complex Networks
Wu, Jun (National Univ. of Defense Tech.)

Spatial Propagation of Cascading Failures
Li, Daqing (Beihang Univ.)

Cascading Failures in Networks of Networks
Havlin, Shlomo (Bar Ilan Univ.)

Fragility and node importance in epidemics on temporal networks
Holme, Petter (Sungkyunkwan Univ.)


Code: Type-Date-Time-Room No.
Type : IL=Invited Lecture, SL=Special Lectures, MS=Minisymposia, IM=Industrial Minisymposia, CP=Contributed Papers, PP=Posters
Date: Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday, We=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, Fr=Friday
Time : A=8:30-9:30, B=10:00-11:00, C=11:10-12:10, BC=10:00-12:10, D=13:30-15:30, E=16:00-18:00, F=19:00-20:00, G=12:10-13:30, H=15:30-16:00
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