Network Interdiction

  • Alan Washburn
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 201)


This chapter deals with a variety of competitive problems that occur on networks. Such problems deserve their own chapter because networks are becoming increasingly important in modern life. The Internet is a network, transportation systems are networks, power distribution systems are networks, communication systems are networks, social systems can be thought of as networks, and all of these are subject to competition between the intended users of the network and another player who wishes to interfere with that usage. In this chapter we will consistently refer to the two competing players as User and Breaker, rather than player 1 and player 2. Depending on the model, either player may be the maximizer. The models in Sect. 7.1 are maxmin formulations where Breaker’s actions are known to User. In Sect. 7.2 we consider games where Breaker can keep his actions secret.


Survival Probability Dual Variable Maxmin Problem Network Optimization Problem Network Interdiction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Washburn
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  1. 1.Operations Research DepartmentNaval Postgraduate SchoolMontereyUSA

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