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Preferential Attachment in the Interaction between Dynamically Generated Interdependent Networks


  • Boris Podobnik
  • Davor Horvatic
  • Mark Dickison
  • H. Eugene Stanley


We generalize the scale-free network model of Barab\`asi and Albert [Science 286, 509 (1999)] by proposing a class of stochastic models for scale-free interdependent networks in which interdependent nodes are not randomly connected but rather are connected via preferential attachment (PA). Each network grows through the continuous addition of new nodes, and new nodes in each network attach preferentially and simultaneously to (a) well-connected nodes within the same network and (b) well-connected nodes in other networks. We present analytic solutions for the power-law exponents as functions of the number of links both between networks and within networks. We show that a cross-clustering coefficient vs. size of network $N$ follows a power law. We illustrate the models using selected examples from the Internet and finance.

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  • Boris Podobnik & Davor Horvatic & Mark Dickison & H. Eugene Stanley, 2012. "Preferential Attachment in the Interaction between Dynamically Generated Interdependent Networks," Papers 1209.2817,
  • Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:1209.2817

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    1. Dong, Gaogao & Tian, Lixin & Du, Ruijin & Fu, Min & Stanley, H. Eugene, 2014. "Analysis of percolation behaviors of clustered networks with partial support–dependence relations," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 394(C), pages 370-378.
    2. Tian, Lixin & Huang, Yi & Dong, Gaogao & Du, Ruijin & Shi, Liu, 2014. "Robustness of interdependent and interconnected clustered networks," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 412(C), pages 120-126.

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