Some Topics

1. Modeling (e.g., networks and graphs, free-scale networks, formal methods)
2. Design and maintenance
3. Protocol engineering
4. Standards
5. System Testing
6. Evaluation of performance, efficiency, etc.
7. System simulation
8. Resource allocation
9. Topology design
10. Combinatorial optimization in infocommunication environments (e.g., assignment/allocation, routing, scheduling, topology design, network interdiction)
11. Data searching (including search in distributed sources, information filtering, information integration/fusion)
12. Information indexing and hierarchical organization
13. Metrics and proximity for information or information structures comparison
14. System architecture
15. System configuration and reconfiguration
16. Network management
17. Human-computer interaction
18. Users connection
19. Detection of critical elements or element groups (nodes, edges, information leaders, 'bottlenecks', etc.) in networks (including evolution and tracking of the elements/element groups)
20. Web technology
21. Service engineering
22. Distributed multimedia systems
23. Spectrum management
24. Education

Research Groups, Researchers

  • Center for Network-Based Systems (Noblis & George Mason Univ.)
  • Prof. Carlos Becker Westphall (Network and Management Lab., Federal Univ. of Santa Catarina, Brasil)
  • Laboratory for Service-Oriented Computing Environment (Prof. Michael Sobolewski, Computer Science, Texas Tech. Univ.)
  • Communication Networks Lab. (Univ. of Athens)
  • Information and Communication Systems Research Group, Dept. of CS, Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology (ETH, Zurich)
  • Wireless Networking and Communication Group
    (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng., School of Engineeirng, Univ. of Texas at Austin)

  • Andrew V. Goldberg and Andrew Goldberg's Network Optimization Library
  • Network Aware Data Management Group (Prof. Vladimir I. Zadorozhny, Univ. of Pittsburgh)
  • Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Dept. of CS, Columbia Univ.
  • Prof. Vadim Slyusar, "Antennas & Wireless Communications" (R & D group of Skynet Ltd., Ukrain, )
  • RFID Center of Excellence (Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engrineering, Swanson School of Engineering, Univ. of Pittsburgh)
  • Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications (Polytechnic Inst. of New York Univ.)
  • Computer Network and Distributed Systems Group, Prof. Jose Neuman De Souza (Computer Science Dept., Federal Univ. of Ceara, Brasil)
  • Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Inst. of Technology)
  • Networking Group (INFOCOM Dept., Univ. of Roma - La Sapienza)
  • Prof. Klara Nahrstedt, Multimedia Operating Systems and Networking Group - MONET (Dept. of CS, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Prof. Dongyan Xu, Lab. for Research in Imerging Network & Distributed Systems - FRIENDS (Dept. of CS, College of Science, Purdue Univ.)
  • Lab. of Networking and Information Systems (Prof. David Starobinski & Prof. Ari Trachtenberg, College of Engineering, Boston Univ.)
  • Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology WICAT (Univ. of Virginia)
  • Institute for Networked Systems (Prof. Petri Mahonen, RWTH Aachen University)
  • GTRI Information Technology and Telecommunications Laboratory (ITTL) (Georgia Tech Research Institute)
  • Telecommunications and Information Technology Institute (Florida International University)
  • Data Fusion Laboratory (Prof. Moshe Kam, Drexel University)
  • Prof. Miklos Molnar, Univ. Montpellier 2, IRISA, France (Steiner problem, multicast communication, etc.)
  • Wireless Information Networking Group, University of Florida
  • Wireless Network Laboratory (WINET) (Prof. Yuguang "Michael" Fang, University of Florida)
  • Centre for Communication Systems Research (CCSR) (Prof. Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK)
  • Esther M. Arkin (State University of New York at Stony Brook)
  • Prof. David E. Culler (University of California at Berkeley)
  • Prof. Brigitte Jaumard, Optimization of Communciation Networks (Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Concordia University, Canada)
  • Prof. Mani B. Srivastava (sensor networks, etc.) (University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS) (Prof. Deborah Estrin, University of California at Los Angeles)
  • Prof. Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy (sensor networks, etc.) (Clemson University/Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology)
  • Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Dept. of EE and CS, California Univertsity at Berkeley (wireless sensor networks, Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems 'iCyPhy', etc.)
  • Lab. for Information and Decision Systems (MIT)
  • Center for Wireless Networking (MIT)
  • Group on Networks and Mobile Systems (MIT)
  • Prof. Tilman Wolf, Network Systems Lab. (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Massachusetts at Amhert)
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Tehcnology (Rice Univ.)
  • Prof. Hussein Abdel-Wahab, Dept. of CS, Old Dominion Univ. (multimedia systems, multicasting, MANET, collaborative systems, distributed systems, information retrieval, scheduling, etc.)
  • Prof. Hanif D. Sherali (Dept. of Ind. and Systems Eng., Virginia Tech) (all areas of optimization, algorithm design, wireless networks, network design, transportation, etc.)
  • The LEUVEN Center on Information and Communication Technology (LICT), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Communications of the ACM
  • Networks
  • IEEE J. of Selected Areas of Communications
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Communications
  • J. of Networks and Computers
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC
  • Proc. of the IEEE
  • J. of Network and Computer Applications


  • Books
    1. A.S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks. Prentice Hall, NJ, 1981.
    2. A.V. Butrimenko, Design and Utilization of Computer Networks. Mowcow, Finansy i Statistika, (in Russian) 1981.
    3. Rudy Deca, Meta-CLI Configuration Model for Network Device Management. LAP - Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, Apr. 2010.
    4. B. Fortz, Design of Survivable Networks with Bounded Rings, Network Theory and Applicaitons. vol. 2, Kluwer, 2000.
    5. M.R. Garey, and D.S. Johnson, Computers and Intractability. The Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness. San-Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1979.
    6. Y.T. Hou, Y. Shi, H.D. Sherali, Applied Optimization Methods for Wireless Networks. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York, 2013.
    7. James F. Kurose, Keith W. Rosa, Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach. 6th ed., Pearson, 2012.
    8. Alberto Leon-Garcia, Indra Widjaja, Communication Networks. McGraw-Hill, 2003.
    9. C. Siva Ram Murthy, G. Manimaran, Resorce Management in Real-Time Systems and Networks. The MIT Press, 2001.
    10. T.S. Rappoport, Wireless Communication. Prentice Hall, New York, 1996.
    11. F.R. Roberts, Discrete Mathematical Models with Applications to Social, Biological and Environmental Problems, Prentice Hall, 1976.
    12. Dimitrios Serpanos, Tilman Wolf, Architecture of Network Systems. Morgan Kaufmann. 2011.
    13. I. Stojmenovic, Ed., Handbook of Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing, Wiley, 2002.
    14. M. Stoer, Design of Survivable Networks. Springer, 1993.

  • Handbooks, Encyclopedia
    1. T. Thai, P.M. Pardalos (Eds.), Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Theory and Applications. Springer, 2011.
    2. T. Thai, P.M. Pardalos (Eds.), Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Communication and Social Networks. Springer, 2011.
    3. Alexey Sorokin, Steffen Rebennack, P.M. Pardalos, Niko Iliadis, Mario Pereira (Eds.), Handbook of Networks in Power Systems I. Springer, 2011.
    4. Alexey Sorokin, Steffen Rebennack, P.M. Pardalos, Niko Iliadis, Mario Pereira (Eds.), Handbook of Networks in Power Systems II. Springer, 2011.

  • Some Basic Papers
    1. Ian F. Akyildiz, F. Brunetti, C. Blazquez, Nanonetworks: A new communication paradigm. Computer Networks, 52(12), 2260-2279, 2008.
    2. Ian F. Akyildiz, I.H. Kasimoglu, Wireless sensor and actor networks: research challenges. Ad Hoc Networks, 2(4), 351-367, 2004.
    3. Ian F. Akyildiz, J. McNair, J.S. Ho, H. Uzunalioglu, W. Wang, Mobility management in next-generation wireless systems. Proc. of the IEEE, 87(8), 1347-1384, 1999.
    4. J. Current, C. ReVelle, J. Cohon, The hierarchical network design problem. EJOR, 27(1), 57-66, 1986.
    5. K.P. Eswaran, R.E. Tarjan, Augmentation problems. SIAM J. on Computing, 5(4) 653-665, 1976.
    6. B. Gavish, H. Pirkul, Computer and database location in distributed computer systems. IEEE Trans. Comput., C-35, 583-590, 1986.
    7. H. Lee, Y. Shi, J.D. Stolen, Allocating data files over a wide area network: Goal setting and compromise design. Information and Management. 26, 85-93, 1994.
    8. H.L. Morgan, D.K. Levin, Optimal program and data locations in computer networks. Communications of the ACM. 20, 305-312, 1977.
    9. D. Paik, S. Sahni, Network upgrading problems. Networks, 26, 45-58, 1995.
    10. H. Pirkul, J. Current, V. Nagarajan, The hierarchical network design problem: A new formulation and solution procedures. Transportation Science, 25(3), 175-182, 1991.
    11. M. Chiang, S.H. Low, A.R. Calderbank, J.C. Doyle, Layering as optimization decomposition: A mathematical theory of netowkr architecture. Proc. IEEE, 95(1), 255--312, Jan. 2007.

  • Surveys
    1. Ian F. Akyildiz, W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramanian, E. Cayirci, A survey on sensor networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 40(8), 104-112, 2002.
    2. Ian F. Akyildiz, W. Su, Y. Sankarasubramaniam, E. Cayirci, Wireless sensor networks: a survey. Computer Networks, 38(4), 393-422, 2002.
    3. Ian F. Akyildiz, W.J. Lee, M.C. Vuran, S. Mohanty, NeXt generation/dynamic spectrum access/cognitive radio wireless networks: a survey. Computer Networks, 50(13), 2127-2159, 2006.
    4. Ian F. Akyildiz, X. Wang, W. Wang, Wireless mesh networks: a survey. Computer Networks, 47(4), 445-487, 2005.
    5. Ian F. Akyildiz, X. Wang, A survey on wireless mesh networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 43(9), S23-S30, 2005.
    6. Ian F. Akyildiz, T. Melodia, K.R. Chowdhury, A survey on wireless multimedia sensor networks. Computer Networks, 51(4), 921-960, 2007.
    7. Ian F. Akyildiz, W.J. Lee, M.C. Vuran, S. Mohanty, A survey on spectrum management in cognitive radio networks. IEEE Communications Magazine, 46(4), 40-48, 2008.
    8. Ian F. Akyildiz, T. Melodia, K.R. Chowdury, Wireless multimedia sensor networks. IEEE Wireless Communications, 14(6), 32-39, 2007.
    9. H. Alemdar, C. Ersoy, Wireless sensor netrworks for healthcare: A survey. Computer Networks, 54(15), 2688-2710, 2010.
    10. L. Atzori, A. Iera, G. Morabito, The Internet of Things: A survey. Computer Networks, 54(15), 2787-2805, 2010.
    11. A. Boukerche, H.A.B.F. Oliveira, E.F. Nakamura, A.A.F. Loureiro, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: A New Challenge for Localization-Based Systems. Computer Communications, 31(12), 2838-2849, 2008.
    12. P. Baronti, P. Pillai, V.W.C. Chook, S. Chessa, A. Cotta, Y.F. Hu, Wireless sensor network: A survey on the state of the art and the 802.15.4 and ZigBee standards.
    Computer Communications, 30(7), 1655--1695, 2007.
    13. S.M. Bilal, C.J. Bernardos, C. Guerrero, Posiiton-based routing in vehicular networks: A survey. J. of Network and Computer Applications, 2013, in press.
    14. N.M. Mosharaf Kabir Chowdhury, R. Boutaba, A survey on network virtualization. Computer Networks, 54(5), 862-876, 2010.
    15. M. Kassar, B. Kervella, G. Pujolle, An overview of vertical handover decision strategies in heterogeneous wireless networks. Computer Communications, 31(10), 2607-2620, 2008.
    16. H. Kerivin, A.R. Mahjoub, Design of survivable networks: A survey. Networks, 46, 1-21, 2005.
    17. B. Li, J. Springer, G. Bebis, M.H. Gunes, A survey of network flow applications. J. of Network and Computer Applications, 2013, in press.
    18. M.E.J. Newman, The structure and function of complex network. SIAM Review, 42(2), 167-256, 2003.
    19. M.A. Simplicio Jr., P.S.L.M. Barreto, C.B. Margi, T.C.M.B. Carvalho. A survey on key management mechanisms for distributed Wireless Sensor Networks. Computer Networks, 54(15), 2591-2612, 2010.
    20. J. Yick, B. Mukherjee, D. Ghosal, Wireless sensor network survey. Computer Networks, 52(12), 2292-2330, 2010.
    21. A.M. Costa, A survey on Benders decomposition applied to fixed-charge network design problems. Comput. and Oper. Research, 32, 1429-1450, 2005.
    22. S. Orlowski, M. Pioro, A. Tomaszewski, R. Wessaly, SNDlib 1.0-Survivable Network Design Library. Networks, 55, 276-286, 2010.
    23. B. Forz, H. Umit, Efficient techniques and tools for intra-domain traffic engineering. Int. Transactions in Operational Research, 18(3), 359-376, 2011.

  • Papers
    1. Q. Botton, B. Fortz, L. Gouweia, M. Poss, Bender's decomposition for the hop-constrained survivable network design problem. INFORMS J. on Computing, 25(1), 13-26, 2013.
    2. A. Balakrishnan, K. Altinkemer, Using a hop-constraiend model to generate alternative communication network design. ORSA J. Comput., 4, 192-205, 1992.
    3. H. Pirkul, S. Soni, New formulaitons and solution procedures for the hop constrained network design problem. EJOR, 148, 126-140, 2003.
    4. M.Sh. Levin, Selection of user's connection in last mile problem.
    IEEE Trans. SMC - Part A, 41(1), 370-374, 2011.

    5. M.Sh. Levin, M.V. Petukhov, Multicriteria assignment problem (selection of access points).
    Proc. of 23rd Int. Conf. IEA/AIE 2010, "Trends in Applied Intelligent Systems",
    LNCS 6097, part II, Springer, pp. 277-287, 2010.

    6. M.Sh. Levin, Towards communication network development (structural systems issues, combinatorial problems).
    IEEE Region 8 Int. Conf. Sibircon 2010, vol. 1, 204-208, 2010.

    7. Levin M.Sh., Safonov A.V., Towards modular redesign of networked system.
    2nd Int. Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems and Workshops
    ICUMT-2010, Moscow, 109-114, 2010.

    8. Levin M.Sh., Petukhov M.V., Connection of users with a telecommunications network: multicriteria assignment problem.
    J. of Communications Technology and Electronics, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 1532-1541, 2010.
    (journal site)
    9. Levin M.Sh., Safonov A.V., Improvement of regional telecommunications networks. J. of Communications Technology and Electronics,
    vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 770-778, 2011.
    (journal site)
    10. Levin M.Sh., Zamkovoy A.A., Multicriteria Steiner tree with cost of Steiner vertices. J. of Communications Technology and Electronics,
    vol. 56, no. 12, 2011.
    (journal site)
    11. Y. Fang, W. Ma, Mobility management for wireless networks: modeling and analysis. In: M. Guizani (Ed.), "Wireless Communications Systems and Networking", Kluwer, New York, 473-512, 2004.
    12. D.A. Batallas, A.A. Yassine, Information Leaders in Product Development Organizational Networks: Social Network Analysis of the Design Structure matrix.
    IEEE Trans. on Engineering Management, 53(4), 570-582, 2006.
    13. L. Xie, Y. Shi, Y. T. Hou, W. Lou, H.D. Sherali, S.F. Midkiff, Multi-node wireless energy charging in sensor networks. IEEE/ACM Trans. Netw. 23(2), 437-450, 2015.
    14. L. Xie, Y. Shi, Y. T. Hou, W. Lou, H.D. Sherali, H. Zhou, S.F. Midkiff, A mobile platform for wireless charging and data collection in sensor networks. IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communicaitons 33(8), 1521--1533, 2015.
    15. S. Sharma, Y. Shi, Y. T. Hou, H.D. Sherali, S. Kompella, S.F. Midkiff, Joint flow routing and relay node assignment in cooperative multi-hop netwpoks. IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications 30(2), 254--262, 2012.
    16. C. Gao, Y. Shi, Y. T. Hou, H.D. Sherali, H. Zhou, Multicast communications in multi-hop cognitive radio networks. IEEE J. on Selected Areas in Communications 29(4), 784--793, 2011.

  • Electropnic Preprints
    1. M.Sh. Levin, R.I. Nuriakhmetov, Multicriteria Steiner tree problem for communication network. Electronic preprint, 11 pp., Febr. 12, 2011. [cs.DS]

    2. M.Sh. Levin, Towards electronic shopping of composite product. Electronic preprint. 10 pp., March 3, 2012. [cs.SE]

    3. M.Sh. Levin, Towards design of hierarchy (research survey). Electronic preprint. 36 pp., Dec. 8, 2012. [math.OC]

  • PhD Theses
    1. J. Heflin, Towards the Semantic Web: Knowledge Representation in a Dynamic, Distributed Environment. PhD Thesis, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, USA
    2. Y. Fang, Personal Communications Services (PCS) Networks: Modeling and Performance Analysis. PhD Thesis, College of Engineering, Boston University, 1997.
    3. S. Raghavan, Strong formulations for network design problems with connectivity requirements. PhD Thesis, MIT, 1995.