Volume 123, Number 3, August 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||23 August 2018|
The prisoner's dilemma game model with reconnection-cost in adaptive network
1 Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Jiangsu University - Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China
2 School of Management, Jiangsu University - Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013, China
3 Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University - Boston, MA 02215, USA
Received: 1 July 2018
Accepted: 2 August 2018
Individuals could adaptively change their neighbors to maximize their own profits, however, this may bring some potential losses for the changers. This paper explores the prisoner's dilemma game (PDG) model in the adaptive networks. For each player involved in the game, we set as his reconnection probability, and h as the reconnection-cost, and then perform our model in the artificially synthesized network using Monte Carlo method. Simulation results show that when the temptation benefit T is smaller, the larger the decision variable p, the greater the final density of cooperators. However, when T is relatively larger, the larger the decision variable p, the smaller the final density of cooperators. Since individuals may autonomously disconnect from those “malicious” relations, the system is eventually dominated by cooperators even if the temptation benefit T is relatively large. However, as the temptation benefit T continues to increase, the defectors' density could exceed that of cooperators. We also observe that the reconnection-cost h has almost no effect on the number of one's neighbors, but the value of p has a greater influence on it. Finally, the degree in the steady state obeys the normal distribution, and the density of cooperators in the entire population is negatively related to the density of changers.
PACS: 02.50.Le – Decision theory and game theory / 89.75.Hc – Networks and genealogical trees / 87.23.Ge – Dynamics of social systems
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