Network Reliability and Resilience

  • Ilya Gertsbakh
  • Yoseph Shpungin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ilya Gertsbakh, Yoseph Shpungin
    Pages 1-50
  3. Ilya Gertsbakh, Yoseph Shpungin
    Pages 51-72
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 73-75

About this book


This book is devoted to the probabilistic description of a network in the process of its destruction, i.e. removal of its components (links, nodes) appearing as a result of technical failures, natural disasters or intentional attacks . It is focused on a practical approach to network reliability, based on application of Monte Carlo methodology to numerical evaluation of network most important structural parameters. This allows to obtain a probabilistic description of the network in the process of its destruction, to identify most important network components and to develop efficient heuristic algorithms for network optimal design. The methodology works with satisfactory accuracy and efficiency for small –to-medium size networks.


Computer Attacks Connectivity Estimation Marginal D- spectra Monte Carlo Multidimensional D-spectra Network Resilience Node Removal Probabilistic Measures

Authors and affiliations

  • Ilya Gertsbakh
    • 1
  • Yoseph Shpungin
    • 2
  1. 1.and Computer Science, Ben Gurion UniversityDepartment of MathematicsBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.and NMCRC, Department of Software EngineeringNegev Academic College of EngineeringBeer ShevaIsrael

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