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Cascade dynamics of complex propagation

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  • Centola, Damon
  • Eguíluz, Víctor M.
  • Macy, Michael W.

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Random links between otherwise distant nodes can greatly facilitate the propagation of disease or information, provided contagion can be transmitted by a single active node. However, we show that when the propagation requires simultaneous exposure to multiple sources of activation, called complex propagation, the effect of random links can be just the opposite; it can make the propagation more difficult to achieve. We numerically calculate critical points for a threshold model using several classes of complex networks, including an empirical social network. We also provide an estimation of the critical values in terms of vulnerable nodes.

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  • Centola, Damon & Eguíluz, Víctor M. & Macy, Michael W., 2007. "Cascade dynamics of complex propagation," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 374(1), pages 449-456.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:374:y:2007:i:1:p:449-456
    DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2006.06.018
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    1. Xu, Jinghong & Zhang, Lin & Ma, Baojun & Wu, Ye, 2016. "Impacts of suppressing guide on information spreading," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 444(C), pages 922-927.
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    3. Karimi, Fariba & Holme, Petter, 2013. "Threshold model of cascades in empirical temporal networks," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 392(16), pages 3476-3483.
    4. Solmaria Halleck Vega & Antoine Mandel, 2017. "A network-based approach to technology transfers in the context of climate policy," Documents de travail du Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne 17009, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1), Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne.
    5. Teruyoshi Kobayashi, 2015. "Trend-driven information cascades on random networks," Discussion Papers 1529, Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University.
    6. Lambiotte, R. & Panzarasa, P., 2009. "Communities, knowledge creation, and information diffusion," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 3(3), pages 180-190.

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