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Growth and optimality in network evolution

Brede, Markus (2011) Growth and optimality in network evolution Artificial Life, 17, (4), pp. 281-291. (doi:10.1162/artl_a_00039).

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We investigate networks whose evolution is governed by hierarchies, scale-free networks the interaction of a random assembly process and an optimization process. In the first process, new nodes are added one at a time and form connections to randomly selected old nodes. In between node additions, the network is rewired to minimize its path length. For time scales at which neither the assembly nor the optimization processes are dominant, we find a rich variety of complex networks with power law tails in the degree distributions. These networks also exhibit nontrivial clustering, a hierarchical organization, and interesting degree-mixing patterns.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 19 September 2011
Published date: 2011
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity


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Date deposited: 26 Sep 2011 16:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:19

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