Issue No.05 - September/October (2004 vol.19)
Usha Nandini Raghavan , Pennsylvania State University
Hari Prasad Thadakamalla , Pennsylvania State University
R?ka Albert , Pennsylvania State University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2004.49
Real-world complex networks such as the World Wide Web and social and biological interaction networks exhibit small-world behavior and an approximately scale-free degree distribution. More importantly, many of these networks prove highly resilient and survivable to environmental changes. These complex systems' ability to survive depends largely on their topological structure. Supply networks, usually modeled as multiagent systems, can be represented as complex networks with entities as nodes and the interactions between them as edges. Taking a topological perspective and applying the principles of complex network theory can illuminate strategies to improve supply networks' survivability.
multiagent systems, complex networks, supply networks, survivability
Usha Nandini Raghavan, Hari Prasad Thadakamalla, R?ka Albert, "Survivability of Multiagent-Based Supply Networks: A Topological Perspective", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.19, no. 5, pp. 24-31, September/October 2004, doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.49