Structural classification of network models

V. I. Voropajev, S. M. Ljubkin, B. P. Titarenko, D. Golenko-Ginzburg

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Abstract

A newly developed structural classification of network models is suggested. It is based on singling out three main groups of characteristics which define both the structure and the parameters of network models. Those groups are (1) network elements (nodes, arrows, terms' restriction, logical links, etc.), (2) elements' parameters (number, function, set of variants, random variable, etc.) and (3) degree of alternativity (alternative logical operations at the node's input and output). The structural classification arranges an order in the variety of all the types of network models by using a three-dimension matrix. Each model can be characterised by a set of cells in the three-dimensional 'house'. The classification enables not only a description of the network models, but also a forecast of new models. The latter may be discovered either by filling in 'empty places' in the matrix or by implementing new attributes in the groups' characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2000

Keywords

  • Alternative activities
  • Network models
  • Structural classification

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