Special Issue "Feature Papers in Complex Networks and Their Applications"

A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This special issue belongs to the section "Network Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 1140

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jun Lin
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School of Management, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710049, China
Interests: complex networks; social networks; technology and product difussion; network effects; big data analytics
Prof. Dr. Jing Shi
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Guest Editor
College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
Interests: modeling and optimization of complex systems; advanced manufacturing; industry 4.0; data analytics
Prof. Dr. Fengjie Xie
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School of Modern Post, Xi’an University of Posts & telecommunications, Xi’an 710061, China
Interests: complex network; transportation network; logistics network; network optimization; evolutionary game on network

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Complex network theory has been widely applied in the fields of biology, physics, business, economics, language, transportation, etc. Fruitful research results have been achieved. Early research based on the basic assumptions about pairwise interactions, homogeneity relation, and path-memoryless is not able to capture the important information of complex relations in the real world, such as multiplicity, heterogeneity, and temporal sequences. Recently, more and more works have further considered the rationality of these basic assumptions and some new findings have emerged. This Special Issue focuses on Complex Networks and emphasizes their applications, especially those considering complex relations with properties of multiplicity, heterogeneity, and temporal sequences.

Prof. Dr. Jun Lin
Prof. Dr. Jing Shi
Prof. Dr. Fengjie Xie
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • models of complex networks
  • network structure analysis
  • network evolutionary mechanisms
  • dynamics behaviors
  • important node identification
  • link prediction
  • synchronization in networks
  • evolutionary games in networks
  • algorithms for network analysis
  • temporal and spatial networks
  • multiplex networks
  • heterogeneous networks
  • network visual representation
  • economic or trade networks
  • social network analysis
  • supply chain networks
  • information spreading on social media
  • innovation diffusion in social networks
  • transportation networks
  • information networks

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Relationship between the Chinese Main Air Transport Network and COVID-19 Pandemic Transmission
Mathematics 2022, 10(13), 2348; https://doi.org/10.3390/math10132348 (registering DOI) - 05 Jul 2022
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The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the civil aviation passenger transport industry. This study analyzes the scale change and spatial distribution of the Chinese main air transport network (CMATN) and its role in the early spread of the pandemic using a [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the civil aviation passenger transport industry. This study analyzes the scale change and spatial distribution of the Chinese main air transport network (CMATN) and its role in the early spread of the pandemic using a complex network analysis method and econometric model. The result shows that CMATN is mainly located in the economically developed and densely populated central and eastern regions of China. The normalized degree, closeness, and betweenness centralities of CMATN node cities show an overall increasing trend, indicating that the air transport network is constantly improving. There was a significant positive relationship between the centrality of node cities, the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the number of confirmed cases, indicating that air transport networks were crucial in the pandemic’s early spread. Furthermore, social and economic variables such as GDP and population had a significant positive impact on the duration of the pandemic, indicating that higher levels of social and economic development increased the seriousness of the pandemic. Our findings are expected to supplement existing research and serve as a point of reference for pandemic prevention and control. Full article
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The Game Model of Blue Carbon Collaboration along MSR—From the Regret Theory Perspective
Mathematics 2022, 10(6), 1006; https://doi.org/10.3390/math10061006 - 21 Mar 2022
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Ocean pollution and global warming are two pressing environmental problems exacerbated by human economic behavior. Building a blue carbon cooperation platform along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) to promote sustainable development of countries along the route is of practical value to solving these [...] Read more.
Ocean pollution and global warming are two pressing environmental problems exacerbated by human economic behavior. Building a blue carbon cooperation platform along the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) to promote sustainable development of countries along the route is of practical value to solving these two problems. Based on the analysis and review of the latest research on blue carbon, cooperative game and MSR, Weber’s law and regret theory are introduced to establish an economic model of blue carbon international cooperation, which proves the economic feasibility of blue carbon cooperation along MSR. The influence of psychological factors on the decision making of blue carbon international cooperation is also discussed. In addition, the measures to promote international cooperation are also discussed according to the current situation of marine blue carbon resources. Full article
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