Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 732698, 23 pages
Review Article

Traffic Dynamics on Complex Networks: A Survey

1College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, 310023 Hangzhou, China
2Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, Via Ponte Don Melillo, 84084 Fisciano, Italy

Received 20 May 2011; Accepted 28 June 2011

Academic Editor: Gani Aldashev

Copyright © 2012 Shengyong Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Traffic dynamics on complex networks are intriguing in recent years due to their practical implications in real communication networks. In this survey, we give a brief review of studies on traffic routing dynamics on complex networks. Strategies for improving transport efficiency, including designing efficient routing strategies and making appropriate adjustments to the underlying network structure, are introduced in this survey. Finally, a few open problems are discussed in this survey.