# Instances for “A Branch-and-Cut Approach for the Weighted Target Set Selection Problem on Social Networks”

## Description

We provide the instances used in the paper “A Branch-and-Cut Approach for the Weighted Target Set Selection Problem on Social Networks”, by S. Raghavan and Rui Zhang, published in the INFORMS Journal on Optimization (https://doi.org/10.1287/ijoo.2019.0012) . This repository contains the 260 instances used in the paper. All the instances used in the paper are provided in a compressed archive. The accompanying data is contained in the following file: --InstancesWTSS.zip Description: There are two main folders: One called "Real-World Graphs" contains 180 instances based on real-world graphs. The other one called "Simulated Graphs" contains all instances based on simulated graphs. Within the Simulated Graphs folder, 50 200-node instances are in the "200 Nodes" folder and 30 large instances are in the "Large" folder. For each text file, there are m+2 lines. The first m lines are the edges in the graphs. Nodes are labeled from 0 to n where n is the largest number in the first m lines. The (m+1)th line contains the weight (b) for each node. The (m+2)th line contains the threshold value (g) for each node. The excel file “WTSS_Results.xlsx” reports, for each instance, the upper and lower bounds obtained in the paper.