.-Preface.-The 1st International Conference on Network Analysis.-Soliton Self-Wave Number Down Shift Compensation by the Increasing Second-Order Disperson (N.V. Aseeva, E.M. Gromov, V.V. Tyutin).-Pattern-Based Heuristic for the Cell Formation Problem in Group Technology (M. Batsyn, I. Bychkov, B. Goldengorin, P. Pardalos, P. Sukov).-An Analytical Expression for the Distribution of the Sum of Random Variables with a Mixed Uniform Density and Mass Function (M. Batsyn, V. Kalyagin).-Modular Contractions and Their Application (V. Chistyakov).-Network-Based Representation of Stock Market Dynamics: An Application to American and Swedish Stock Markets (D. Jallo, D. Budai, V. Boginski, B. Goldengorin, P. Pardalos).-On a Numerically Stable Algorithm for the Analysis of Generalizaed Volterra Lattice (V. Kalyagin, M. Sokolov).-How Close to Optimal Are Small World Properties of Human Brain Networks? (D. Korenkevych, F. Skidmore, B. Goldengorin, P. Pardalos).-Optimizing Network Topology to Reduce Aggregate Traffic in Systems of Mobile Agents (L. Navaravong, J. Shea, E. Pasiliao, G. Barnette, W. Dixon).-Integreated Production Planning, Shift Planning, and Detailed Scheduling in a Tissue Paper Manufacturer (Z. Teksan, A. Unal, Z. Taskin).-Evacuation Through Clustering Techniques (C. Vogiatzis, J. Walteros, P. Pardalos).-Economic Analysis of the N-k Power Grid Contingency Selection and Evaulation (H. Xu).-Calcium Transient Imaging as Tool for Neuronal and Glial Network Interaction Study (Y. Zakharov, E. Mitroshina, O. Shirokova, I. Mukhina).-Index
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