Models, Algorithms, and Technologies for Network Analysis
This volume contains two types of papers—a selection of contributions from the “Second International Conference in Network Analysis” held in Nizhny Novgorod on May 7–9, 2012, and papers submitted to an "open call for papers" reflecting the activities of LATNA at the Higher School for Economics.
This volume contains many new results in modeling and powerful algorithmic solutions applied to problems in
- vehicle routing
- single machine scheduling
- modern financial markets
- cell formation in group technology
- brain activities of left- and right-handers
- speeding up algorithms for the maximum clique problem
- analysis and applications of different measures in clustering
The broad range of applications that can be described and analyzed by means of a network brings together researchers, practitioners, and other scientific communities from numerous fields such as Operations Research, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Medicine, Transportation, Energy, Social Sciences, and more. The contributions not only come from different fields, but also cover a broad range of topics relevant to the theory and practice of network analysis. Researchers, students, and engineers from various disciplines will benefit from the state-of-the-art in models, algorithms, technologies, and techniques including new research directions and open questions.
The paper presents the analysis of the network model referred to as market graph of the BRIC countries stock markets. We construct the stock market graph as follows: each vertex represents a stock, and the vertices are adjacent if the price correlation coefficient between them over a certain period of time is greater than or equal to specified threshold. The market graphs are constructed for different time periods to understand the dynamics of their characteristics such as correlation distribution histogram, mean value and standard deviation, size and structure of the maximum cliques. Our results show that we can split the BRIC countries into two groups. Brazil, Russia and India constitute the first group, China constitutes the second group.
The preemptive single machine scheduling problem of minimizing the total weighted completion time with equal processing times and arbitrary release dates is one of the four single machine scheduling problems with an open computational complexity status. In this paper we present lower and upper bounds for the exact solution of this problem based on the assignment problem. We also investigate properties of these bounds and worst-case behavior.
In this paper, we consider the asymmetric capacitated vehicle routing problem (ACVRP). We compare the search tree size and computational time for the bottleneck tolerance-based and cost-based branching rules within a branch-and-bound algorithm on the FTV benchmark instances. Our computational experiments show that the tolerance-based branching rule reduces the search tree size by 45 times and the CPU time by 2.8 times in average.