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Understanding Complex Systems

Consensus and Synchronization in Complex Networks

Editors: Kocarev, Ljupco (Ed.)

  • Brings together research in consensus formation and synchronization in communication networks
  • Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field
  • Suitable as introduction to nonspecialists
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In this book for the first time two scientific fields - consensus formation and synchronization of communications - are presented together and examined through their interrelational aspects, of rapidly growing importance. Both fields have indeed attracted enormous research interest especially in relation to complex networks.
   
In networks of dynamic systems (or agents), consensus means to reach an agreement regarding a certain quantity of interest that depends on the state of all dynamical systems (agents). Consensus problems have a long history in control theory and computer sciences, and form the foundation of the field of distributed computing. Synchronization, which defines correlated-in-time behavior between different processes and roots going back to Huygens to the least, is now a highly popular, exciting and rapidly developing topic, with applications ranging from biological networks to mathematical epidemiology, and from processing information in the brain to engineering of communications devices.  

The book reviews recent finding in both fields and describes novel approaches to consensus formation, where consensus is realized as an instance of the nonlinear dynamics paradigm of chaos synchronization. The chapters are written by world-known experts in both fields and cover topics ranging from fundaments to various applications of consensus and synchronization.

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“This book contains ten papers that discuss different aspects of consensus and synchronization problems in complex networks. … The book is targeted to an audience that works on synchronization problems. The editor and authors have tried to introduce this audience to existing work on consensus problems. It is certainly suitable for such an audience.” (Burkhard Englert, Computing Reviews, June, 2013)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Consensus Theory in Networked Systems

    Stanoev, Angel (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Control of Networks of Coupled Dynamical Systems

    Wu, Chai Wah

    Pages 23-50

  • Distributed Consensus and Coordination Control of Networked Multi-agent Systems

    Yan, Fan (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

  • Consensus of Networked Multi-agent Systems with Delays and Fractional-Order Dynamics

    Lu, Jianquan (et al.)

    Pages 69-110

  • Synchronization in Complex Networks: Properties and Tools

    Biey, Mario (et al.)

    Pages 111-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consensus and Synchronization in Complex Networks
Editors
  • Ljupco Kocarev
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33359-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33359-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33358-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42646-9
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 275
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