Introduction: Optimization in networks

Authors: 
Motter AE, Toroczkai Z.
Citation: 
Motter, Adilson E., and Zoltan Toroczkai. "Introduction: Optimization in networks." Chaos: An interdisciplinary journal of nonlinear science 17.2 (2007): 26101.
Publication Date: 
June, 2007

The recent surge in the network modeling of complex systems has set the stage for a new era in the study of fundamental and applied aspects of optimization in collective behavior. This Focus Issue presents an extended view of the state of the art in this field and includes articles from a large variety of domains in which optimization manifests itself, including physical, biological, social, and technological networked systems.