Volume 100, Number 5, December 2012
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||17 December 2012|
Preferential attachment in the interaction between dynamically generated interdependent networks
1 Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University - Boston, MA 02215, USA
2 Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Rijeka - 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
3 Zagreb School of Economics and Management - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
4 Physics Department, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb - 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Received: 17 August 2012
Accepted: 19 November 2012
We generalize the scale-free network model of Barabási and Albert (Science, 286 (1999) 509) 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.
PACS: 02.50.Ey – Stochastic processes / 89.20.-a – Interdisciplinary applications of physics / 89.75.-k – Complex systems
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