Unidirectional Flow: A Survey on Networks,Applications, and Characteristic Attributes


Laxmisha Rai, Journal of Information Processing Systems Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 518-536, Jun. 2021  

10.3745/JIPS.03.0159
Keywords: Acyclic, Algorithms, Attributes, Flow, routing, Unidirectional
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Abstract

Studies and applications related to unidirectional flow are gaining attention from researchers across disciplines in the recent years. Flow can be viewed as a concept, where the material, fluid, people, air, and electricity are moving from one node to another over a transportation network, water network, or through electricity distribution systems. Unlike other networks such as computer networks, most of the flow networks are visible and have strong material existence and are responsible for the flow of materials with definite shape and volume. The flow of electricity is also unidirectional, and also share similar features as of flow of materials such as liquids and air. Generally, in a flow network, every node in the network participates and contributes to the efficiency of the network. In this survey paper, we would like to evaluate and analyze the depth and application of the acyclic nature of unidirectional flow in several domains such as industry, biology, medicine, and electricity. This survey also provides, how the unidirectional flow and flow networks play an important role in multiple disciplines. The study includes all the major developments in the past years describing the key attributes of unidirectional flow networks, including their applications, scope, and routing methods.


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[APA Style]
Laxmisha Rai (2021). Unidirectional Flow: A Survey on Networks,Applications, and Characteristic Attributes. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 17(3), 518-536. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.03.0159.

[IEEE Style]
L. Rai, "Unidirectional Flow: A Survey on Networks,Applications, and Characteristic Attributes," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 518-536, 2021. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.03.0159.

[ACM Style]
Laxmisha Rai. 2021. Unidirectional Flow: A Survey on Networks,Applications, and Characteristic Attributes. Journal of Information Processing Systems, 17, 3, (2021), 518-536. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.03.0159.