Aims and Scope of Vol II: Sustainable Interdependent Networks from Smart Power Grids to Intelligent Transportation Networks

There has been an emerging concern regarding the optimal operation of power and transportation networks. In this book, we focus on the these two networks, optimization methods to deal with the computational complexity of them, and their role in future cities. We further investigate other networks, such as communication networks, that indirectly affect the operation of power and transportation networks. Our reliance on these networks as global platforms for sustainable development
has led to the need for developing novel means to deal with arising issues. The considerable scale of such networks, due to the large number of buses in smart power grids and the increasing number of electric vehicles in transportation networks, brings a large variety of computational complexity and optimization challenges. Although the independent optimization of these networks lead to locally optimum operation points, there is an exigent need to move towards obtaining the globally-optimum operation point of such networks while satisfying the constraints of each network properly.