While there are sporadic journal articles on socio-technical networks, there’s long been a need for an integrated resource that addresses concrete socio-technical network (STN) design issues from algorithmic and engineering perspectives. Filling this need, Socio-Technical Networks: Science and Engineering Design provides a complete introduction to the fundamentals of one of the hottest research areas across the social sciences, networking, and computer science—including its definition, historical background, and models.
Covering basic STN architecture from a physical/technological perspective, the book considers the system design process in a typical STN, including inputs, processes/actions, and outputs/products. It covers current applications, including transportation networks, energy systems, tele-healthcare, financial networks, and the World Wide Web. A group of STN expert contributors addresses privacy and security topics in the interdependent context of critical infrastructure, which include risk models, trust models, and privacy preserving schemes.
The book examines the most important STN models, including graph theory, inferring agent dynamics, decision theory, and information mining. It also explains structural studies, behavioral studies, and agent/actor system studies and policy studies in different STN contexts. Complete with in-depth case studies, this book supplies the practical insight needed to address contemporary STN design issues.
Sociotechnical Systems: A Conceptual Introduction; Ali Mostashari
Systems-Level Modeling of Sociotechnical Systems; Ali Mostashari
Dynamic Models and Analysis for Information Propagation in Online Social Networks; Xiaohong Guan, Yadong Zhou, Qinghua Zheng, Qindong Sun, and Junzhou Zhao
Analyzing Sociotechnical Networks: A Spectrum Perspective; Xintao Wu, Xia owei Yin g, and Leting Wu
Sociotechnical Network Models: A Review; Todd Aycock, Justin Headley, Justin Floyd, and Fei Hu
Understanding Interactions among BitTorrent Peers; Haiyang Wang, Li Ma, Cameron Dale, and Jiangchuan Liu
Sociotechnical Environments and Assistive Technology Abandonment; Stefan Parry Carmien
A Sociotechnical Collaborative Negotiation Approach to Support Group Decisions for Engineering Design; Stephen C-Y. Lu, Nan Jing, and Jian Cai
Risk Analysis in Sociotechnical System; Johnothan Scott Corley and Fei Hu
Privacy Support in Cloud-Computing Based Sociotechnical Networks; Yao Wu, Fei Hu, and Qi Hao
Trust Models in Cloud-Computing-Based Sociotechnical Networks; Yao Wu, Fei Hu, and Qi Hao
Networking Protocols in Sociotechnical Networks; Dong Zhang and Fei Hu
Design Tools of Sociotechnical Networks; Ling Xu and Fei Hu
Sociotechnical Networks for Healthcare Applications; Joshua Davenport, Gabriel Hillard, and Fei Hu
Collaborative Software Development based on Social Technical Networks; Ryan Andrew Taylor and Fei Hu
Virtual Communities Based on Sociotechnical Systems; Keli Kohoue, Sadith Osseni, and Fei Hu