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Understanding Complex Systems

Adaptive Networks

Theory, Models and Applications

Editors: Gross, Thilo, Sayama, Hiroki (Eds.)

  • This volume is a state-of-the-art introduction to and survey on adaptive networks, combining aspects of the evolution of networks and dynamics on networks

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About this book

With adaptive, complex networks, the evolution of the network topology and the dynamical processes on the network are equally important and often fundamentally entangled.

Recent research has shown that such networks can exhibit a plethora of new phenomena which are ultimately required to describe many real-world networks. Some of those phenomena include robust self-organization towards dynamical criticality, formation of complex global topologies based on simple, local rules, and the spontaneous division of "labor" in which an initially homogenous population of network nodes self-organizes into functionally distinct classes. These are just a few.

This book is a state-of-the-art survey of those unique networks. In it, leading researchers set out to define the future scope and direction of some of the most advanced developments in the vast field of complex network science and its applications.

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“The book contains an exhaustive overview of various examples of realistic adaptive networks, some theoretical arguments on their behaviour and some methodological tools that can be applied in various situations. It contains 14 contributions by influential authors in the field … . the book contributors have a different disciplinary background gives to this book an interesting inter–disciplinary flavour that modellers in any field will appreciate.” (Floriana Gargiulo, Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Vol. 13 (1), 2010)

“The volume articulates this perspective and provides a collection of groundbreaking research papers that illustrate its potential. … The chapters are independent contributions, each with its own bibliography … . However, the way the chapters were selected and organized leads to an overall flow that is easy to follow, and renders the volume an important and accessible reference for researchers.” (H. Van Dyke Parunak, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2010)

“The volume would … serve as a good introduction to, and overview of, research on adaptive networks for someone entering the field. … contains fourteen invited contributions, plus an introductory chapter by the editors. … Overall, Adaptive Networks is a solid collection that brings together diverse facets of an exciting and growing field with many opportunities for further research.” (Nicholas Geard, Artificial Life, Vol. 16 (4), 2010)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Adaptive Networks

    Gross, Thilo (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Social Group Dynamics in Networks

    Palla, Gergely (et al.)

    Pages 11-38

  • Time-Dependent Complex Networks: Dynamic Centrality, Dynamic Motifs, and Cycles of Social Interactions

    Braha, D. (et al.)

    Pages 39-50

  • Adaptive Biological Networks

    Fricker, Mark D. (et al.)

    Pages 51-70

  • Self-Organized Criticality and Adaptation in Discrete Dynamical Networks

    Rohlf, Thimo (et al.)

    Pages 73-106

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-01284-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-01283-9
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26014-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptive Networks
Book Subtitle
Theory, Models and Applications
Editors
  • Thilo Gross
  • Hiroki Sayama
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01284-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01284-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-01283-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26014-8
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with NECSI
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