Selected Papers & Program > Invited Speakers


Professor Panos M. Pardalos, University of Florida, USA

Title of the Keynote Talk: A new Information theory perspective on network robustness

Abstract: A crucial challenge in network theory is the study of the robustness of a network when facing a sequence of failures. We propose a novel methodology to measure the robustness of a network to component failures or targeted attacks based on Information Theory, that considers measurements of the structural changes caused by failures of the network's components providing a dynamical information about the topological damage. The methodology is comprehensive enough to be used with different probability distributions and provides a dynamic profile that shows the response of the network's topology to each event, quantifying the vulnerability of these intermediate topologies.


Professor Xin Yao, The University of Birmingham, UK

Title of the Keynote: tba

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