SFINA – Simulation Framework for intelligent Network Adaptations

Understanding and prototyping complex techno-socio-economic systems with inter-disciplinary, generic and modular simulation models.

Understanding and prototyping real-world techno-socio-economic systems with advanced simulation techniques.

Modeling and building a policy, a management mechanism, or a regulatory action via a highly modular design approach. Evaluation in different scenarios and application domains.

Automated contextualization of a developed application in different application domains.

Using directed weighted temporal graphs as the main system abstraction.

Prototyping of online network adjustments that improve system reliability, robustness and quality of an application service.

Build once. Test in multiple systems and application domains.

How it works

Design the topological structure of the network.

Include information about the resources flowing in the network.

Load the domain dynamics governing the flow distribution in the network.

Load several scenarios to evaluate.

Write an application to improve a system objective such as network reliability.

Use the same application implementation and repeat the process in different settings.



Directed weighted temporal networks.


Develop once, reuse and test further.


Parallel networked computations for improved performance.

Inter-dependent networks

Study cascading effects over inter-connected networks.

A domain-independent, modular and high-interoperable simulation framework that aims at bridging the gap of fragmentation and discrepancies between different research communities.

Application Example

2. Model and prototype a mitigation strategy against cascading failures using smart transformers and intelligent use of renewable energy resources.
1. Work with power networks with different loading profiles and define events such as physical disasters or cyber-attacks that can disturb the power supply-demand balance resulting in cascading failures.
3. Evaluate the strategy against cascading failures to other application domains such as water/gas networks, traffic management, and others.

More Applications

Damage Spread

Theoretical models for damage and virus spread in networks.

Transport Networks

Load-balancing of traffic systems and mitigation of congestions.