Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks

Applications to Biology, Computer Science, and the Social Sciences

Editors: Ganguly, Niloy, Deutsch, Andreas, Mukherjee, Animesh (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive and concise presentation of current research from experts in various disciplines compiled in one volume
  • Provides a clear conception of how complex networks can be extremely useful in dealing with difficult problems in a variety of disciplines
  • Covers complex networks found in nature—genetic pathways, ecological networks, linguistic systems, and social systems as well as man-made systems such as the World Wide Web and peer-to-peer networks
  • For a broad audience of graduate students, researchers and practitioners in computer science, biology, statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, linguistics, and the social sciences
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This self-contained book systematically explores the statistical dynamics on and of complex networks having relevance across a large number of scientific disciplines. Almost any large-scale system, either naturally occurring or man-made, can be viewed as a complex network of interacting entities dynamically evolving over time. Therefore, the theories related to complex networks are increasingly being used by researchers for their usefulness in harnessing the most difficult problems of a particular discipline.

 

The book is a collection of surveys and cutting-edge research contributions exploring the interdisciplinary relationship of dynamics on and of complex networks. Towards this goal, the work is thematically organized into three main sections: Part I studies the application of complex networks to biological problems; Part II focuses on social networks; and Part III is an overview of networks prevalent in the information sciences.

 

Specific topics and features include:

 

* Comprehensive and concise presentation of current research from experts in various disciplines compiled in one volume

 

* Relevant reviews of important work in the field (8 chapters) giving the reader an up-to-date picture of the state-of-the-art

 

* Independent research reports (8 chapters) providing clear conceptions of how complex networks can be extremely useful to deal with difficult problems in a variety of disciplines

 

* Coverage of complex networks found in nature—genetic pathways, ecological networks, linguistic systems, and social systems—as well as man-made systems such as the World Wide Web and peer-to-peer networks

 

* A glossary of essential terms related to complex networks for quick and easy reference

 

The contributed chapters in this volume are intended to promote cross-fertilization in several research areas, and will be valuable to newcomers in the field, experienced researchers, practitioners, and graduate students interested in systems exhibiting an underlying complex network structure in disciplines such as computer science, biology, statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, linguistics, and the social sciences.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • From Network Structure to Dynamics and Back Again: Relating Dynamical Stability and Connection Topology in Biological Complex Systems

    Sinha, Sitabhra

    Pages 3-17

  • Regulation of Apoptosis via the NFκB Pathway: Modeling and Analysis

    Chaves, Madalena (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Network-Based Models in Molecular Biology

    Beyer, Andreas

    Pages 35-56

  • Ecological Networks: Structure, Interaction Strength, and Stability

    Bhattacharyya, Samit (et al.)

    Pages 57-72

  • Signaling and Feedback in Biological Networks

    Krishna, Sandeep (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics On and Of Complex Networks
Book Subtitle
Applications to Biology, Computer Science, and the Social Sciences
Editors
  • Niloy Ganguly
  • Andreas Deutsch
  • Animesh Mukherjee
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Boston
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4751-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4751-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4750-6
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
98 b/w illustrations
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