Special Issue "Advances in Complex Network Models and Random Graphs"

A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893). This special issue belongs to the section "Combinatorial Optimization, Graph, and Network Algorithms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Yilun Shang
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Guest Editor
Computer and Information Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: mathematics; complex systems; networks; computer science; physics
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Dr. Yang Lou
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 518057, China
Interests: complex networks, evolutionary computation, machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many real-world systems can be modeled as complex networks, which have gained growing recognition and popularity in the last two decades, now becoming a self-contained discipline encompassing computer science, systems engineering, biological science, statistical physics, applied mathematics, social sciences and epidemiology. 

We invite you to submit your latest research in the area of complex networks and related algorithms to this Special Issue, “Advances in Complex Network Models and Random Graphs”. We are looking for new and innovative complex network models and theories to analyse the real-world networked systems; as well efficient algorithms to solve and optimize the problems encounted with respect to these networked systems. High-quality papers are solicited to address both theoretical and practical issues of complex networks. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, physical and functional properties of complex networks, mathematical properties of complex network models and random graphs, nonlinear dynamical systems and collective behaviours in complex systems, network controllability and robustness enhancament and optimization, epidemiological study using complex networks, etc.

Dr. Yilun Shang
Dr. Yang Lou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Algorithms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Applications of Graph Theory
  • Community detection
  • Complex Networks
  • Controllability
  • Consensus
  • Epidemiology
  • Malicious attacks
  • Network dynamics
  • Optimization
  • Random Graphs
  • Robustness
  • Searching in networks

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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