Complex Networks is a newly emerging field with applications in a variety of domains, such as communication networks, engineering networks, social networks, and biological networks. There has been an explosive growth of research on complex real-world networks, a theme that is becoming pervasive in many disciplines ranging from mathematics and computer science to the social and biological sciences. Optimization of complex networks with real-world applications requires a deep understanding of the interplay between the dynamics of the physical network and the information dynamics within the network. The Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Theory and Applications provides the basic theory of these networks with several new mathematical approaches and optimization techniques to design and analyze dynamic complex networks.
The volume features a wide range of applications and optimization problems derived from research areas such as computer science, operations research, cellular and molecular chemistry, brain physiology, epidemiology, and ecology. This volume, as well as its companion (The Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Communication and Social Networks ISBN: 978-1-4614-0856-7) is an excellent resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners who wish to learn about the most up to date theory and applications on optimization of complex real-world networks.