Large-Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences

  • Peter Benner
  • Rolf Findeisen
  • Dietrich Flockerzi
  • Udo Reichl
  • Kai Sundmacher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Magnus Egerstedt, Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Hiroaki Kawashima, Peter Kingston
    Pages 199-224
  3. Steffen Klamt, Oliver Hädicke, Axel von Kamp
    Pages 263-316
  4. Mary Ann Blätke, Christian Rohr, Monika Heiner, Wolfgang Marwan
    Pages 317-366
  5. Moritz von Stosch, Nuno Carinhas, Rui Oliveira
    Pages 367-388

About this book


This edited volume provides insights into and tools for the modeling, analysis, optimization, and control of large-scale networks in the life sciences and in engineering. Large-scale systems are often the result of networked interactions between a large number of subsystems, and their analysis and control are becoming increasingly important. The chapters of this book present the basic concepts and theoretical foundations of network theory and discuss its applications in different scientific areas such as biochemical reactions, chemical production processes, systems biology, electrical circuits, and mobile agents. The aim is to identify common concepts, to understand the underlying mathematical ideas, and to inspire discussions across the borders of the various disciplines. 

The book originates from the interdisciplinary summer school “Large Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences” hosted by the International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg, September 26-30, 2011, and will therefore be of interest to mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, and anyone involved in the network sciences. In particular, due to their introductory nature the chapters can serve individually or as a whole as the basis of graduate courses and seminars, future summer schools, or as reference material for practitioners in the network sciences.



circuit theory combinatorial optimization graph theory large scale networked systems ordinary differential equations system biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Benner
    • 1
  • Rolf Findeisen
    • 2
  • Dietrich Flockerzi
    • 3
  • Udo Reichl
    • 4
  • Kai Sundmacher
    • 5
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical SystemsMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Automation Engineering (IFOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  3. 3.Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical SystemsMagdeburgGermany
  4. 4.Max Planck Inst Dynamics Complex TechMagdeburgGermany
  5. 5.Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical SystemsMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Cham
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08436-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08437-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2164-3679
  • Series Online ISSN 2164-3725
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