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Network Science, Nonlinear Science and Infrastructure Systems

  • Terry L. Friesz


  • There is much interest in infrastructural problems these days, including the complexities of transportation, the Internet, supply chains, and many other infrastructural networks. This interest has generated mathematical modeling of physical and virtual infrastructure that emphasizes the nonlinear and dynamic nature of flow phenomena on infrastructure networks

  • Will attract considerable attention among researchers in many areas, such as: network flows, network optimization, dynamical systems, OR/MS, information technology, computer science, and regional science

  • Reviewer's comment: "The book emphasizes the overall issue of modeling infrastructural networks arising in different, but related, domains. In particular, it seeks to focus on one of the main similarities between these, namely the nonlinear nature of the problems"


Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 102)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Shaun Lichter, Terry L. Friesz
    Pages 7-52
  3. Terry L. Friesz, Reetabrata Mookherjee, Srinivas Peeta
    Pages 53-75
  4. Kingsley E. Haynes, Rajendra G. Kulkarni, Roger R. Stough
    Pages 123-146
  5. Aura Reggiani, Sandra Vinciguerra
    Pages 147-165
  6. Sean P. Gorman, Roberto Patuelli, Aura Reggiani, Peter Nijkamp, Rajendra Kulkarni, Günter Haag
    Pages 167-185
  7. Elaine Chang, Athanasios Ziliaskopoulos
    Pages 201-222
  8. Soulaymane Kachani, Georgia Perakis, Carine Simon
    Pages 223-267
  9. Hillel Bar-Gera, David Boyce
    Pages 305-335
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 337-364

About this book


Network Science, Nonlinear Science and Infrastructure Systems has been written by leading scholars in these areas. Its express purpose is to develop common theoretical underpinnings to better solve modern infrastructural problems. It is felt by many who work in these fields that many modern communication problems, ranging from transportation networks to telecommunications, Internet, supply chains, etc., are fundamentally infrastructure problems. Moreover, these infrastructure problems would benefit greatly from a confluence of theoretical and methodological work done with the areas of Network Science, Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Science. This book is dedicated to the formulation of infrastructural tools that will better solve these types of infrastructural problems.



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Editors and affiliations

  • Terry L. Friesz
    • 1
  1. 1.Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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From the reviews: “Friesz’s book is the result of a small workshop in 2005 on the relevance of network science and allied disciplines to infrastructure system research and engineering. … The book and its large index will serve its purpose very well, and … it will encourage others to try to do the same in other areas. … It is important that specific communities interact more than previously, and this book … very well be a valuable source of inspiration for continued efforts.” (Michael Patriksson, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 49 (5), December, 2009)