Critical network infrastructure analysis: Interdiction and system flow

Alan T. Murray, Timothy C. Matisziw, Tony H. Grubesic

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Effective management of critical network infrastructure requires the assessment of potential interdiction scenarios. Optimization approaches have been essential for identifying and evaluating such scenarios in networked systems. Although a primary function of any network is the distribution of flow between origins and destinations, the complexity and difficulty of mathematically abstracting interdiction impacts on connectivity or flow has been a challenge for researchers. This paper presents an optimization approach for identifying interdiction bounds with respect to connectivity and/or flow associated with a system of origins and destinations. Application results for telecommunications flow are presented, illustrating the capabilities of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-117
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Geographical Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes


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