Understanding Complex Systems

Networks of Networks: The Last Frontier of Complexity

Editors: D'Agostino, Gregorio, Scala, Antonio (Eds.)

  • Contributions from leaders in the field of Network Science
  • Encapsulates developments in this emerging field in a clear manner
  • Interdisciplinary fields are represented
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About this book

The present work is meant as a reference to provide an organic and comprehensive view of the most relevant results in the exciting new field of Networks of Networks (NetoNets). Seminal papers have recently been published posing the basis to study what happens when different networks interact, thus providing evidence for the emergence of new, unexpected behaviors and vulnerabilities. From those seminal works, the awareness on the importance understanding Networks of Networks (NetoNets) has spread to the entire community of Complexity Science. The reader will benefit from the experience of some of the most well-recognized leaders in this field. The contents have been aggregated under four headings; General Theory, Phenomenology, Applications and Risk Assessment. The reader will be impressed by the different applications of the general paradigm that span from physiology, to financial risk, to transports. We are currently making the first steps to reduce the distance between the language and the way of thinking of the two communities of experts in real infrastructures and the complexity scientists. Although this path may prove to be long, it is extremely promising, both in extending our understanding of complex systems and in finding concrete applications that can enhance the life quality of millions of people.

About the authors

Gregorio D'Agostino, was born in Messina 1963 and received his Diploma (Baccalaureat) at "Liceo Scientifico Ignitianum" in Messina on 1981 with final votation 60/60. He received his "Laurea" in Physics at Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza" on 1987 with final votation 110/110 cum laude. He received his "Dottorato di Ricerca in Fisica" (Phd in Physics) at Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza" on 1992. He served Italian Nation as an officier in "Genio Militare" from 1988 to 1989. He teached "Probability and Statistics" at "Scuola di specializzazione in fisica Medica" (II Università di Roma "Tor Vergata") for five years. He is staff scientist at Enea since 1989 where he has been working in theoretical and computational Physics. He belongs to the directorate of the Italian Association of Critical Infrastructure Experts (AIIC).

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“The whole book is devoted to the problems of governing, managing and preserving (with special attention to the security and the resistance to natural catastrophes problems) Networks of Networks. Along this book, a lot of practical examples of this kind of devices are considered. … it is complete and gives an integrated approach to this problem. … this is a very interesting book, very pleasant to read, essential either for beginners in this matter or senior researchers.” (Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, International Journal of Latest Trends in Finance and Economic Sciences, Vol. 4 (1), March, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Network of Interdependent Networks: Overview of Theory and Applications

    Kenett, Dror Y. (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Avalanches in Multiplex and Interdependent Networks

    Baxter, G. J. (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Multiplex Networks

    Lee, Kyu-Min (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

  • Modeling Interdependent Networks as Random Graphs: Connectivity and Systemic Risk

    D’Souza, R. M. (et al.)

    Pages 73-94

  • Thresholds and Complex Dynamics of Interdependent Cascading Infrastructure Systems

    Carreras, B. A. (et al.)

    Pages 95-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networks of Networks: The Last Frontier of Complexity
Editors
  • Gregorio D'Agostino
  • Antonio Scala
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03518-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03518-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03517-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37492-5
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
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