© 2012

Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks

Communication and Social Networks

  • My T. Thai
  • Panos M. Pardalos


  • This is the first publication of results and articles that study complex network systems from an optimization perspective

  • Presents the most recent research developments in the study of optimization in complex social and communication networks

  • Includes new research on optimization techniques applied to online social networks and online media


Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vulnerability and Robustness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander Gutfraind
      Pages 37-59
    3. G. Korniss, R. Huang, S. Sreenivasan, B. K. Szymanski
      Pages 61-96
    4. Ali Tizghadam, Alireza Bigdeli, Alberto Leon-Garcia, Hassan Naser
      Pages 97-142
    5. Jeffrey Pattillo, Nataly Youssef, Sergiy Butenko
      Pages 143-162
  3. Complex Communication Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Yu Jin, Esam Sharafuddin, Zhi-Li Zhang
      Pages 165-195
    3. Soumendra Nanda, David Kotz
      Pages 197-218
    4. M. L. Wang, K. H. Yeung, F. Yan
      Pages 241-261
    5. LiYing Cui, Soundar Kumara, Réka Albert
      Pages 263-303
  4. Online Social Networks and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Nam P. Nguyen, Ying Xuan, My T. Thai
      Pages 307-347
    3. Nishanth Sastry, Pan Hui
      Pages 349-385
    4. Abderrahmen Mtibaa, Martin May, Mostafa Ammar
      Pages 387-425
    5. Yang Zhang, Wei Gao, Guohong Cao, Tom La Porta, Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Arun Iyengar
      Pages 457-481

About this book


This second volume of the "Handbook Optimization in Complex Networks" presents the most recent research and developments in the application of optimization techniques to the study of complex communication and social networks. This book present several optimization models and their application to a variety of network settings including: online social networks, wireless communication networks, as well as models that describe virus and social media propagation. This book can serve as a useful resource to any student or researcher interested in the application of optimization techniques to communication and or social networks.

Editors and affiliations

  • My T. Thai
    • 1
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 2
  1. 1.Science and Engineering, Department of Computer and InformationUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Industrial & Systems, EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

About the editors

Panos Pardalos is Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also affiliated faculty member of the Computer Science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center, and the Biomedical Engineering Program. He is also the director of the Center for Applied Optimization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Optimization Letters, and Computational Management Science. In addition, he is the managing editor of several book series, and a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He is the author of 8 books and the editor of several books. He has written numerous articles and developed several well known software packages. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.

My T. Thai is an Associate Professor in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering department at the University of Florida. Her research interests are centered on the Combinatorial Optimization and its connection to Networks, including communication networks, online social networks, wireless sensor networks, and biological networks. The results of her work have been published in about 60 articles and 4 books since 2005. She has engaged in many professional activities, serving many conferences such as being a conference chair of COCOON 2010 and DIS 2011. She is an associate editor of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO), Optimization Letters, and Ad Hoc & Wireless Sensor Networks journal. She is also a guest editor of several other journals and a series editor of Springer Briefs in Optimization. She has received many research awards including a Provost's Excellence Award for Assistant Professors at the University of Florida, a DoD Young Investigator Award, and an NSF CAREER Award.

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