7. Communication and energy networks


Communication and energy networks are both prominent instances of highly complex large-scale networked systems that are of critical importance to society. Because of their vital interest, these systems need to be designed to consistently achieve high levels of performance and reliability, and yet be cost-effective to operate. This involves huge challenges, especially since both communication and energy networks are subject to inherent uncertainty and random variation in demand as well as supply.

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