An integrated model of traffic, geography and economy in the internet

  title={An integrated model of traffic, geography and economy in the internet},
  author={Petter Holme and Josh Karlin and Stephanie Forrest},
  journal={Comput. Commun. Rev.},
Modeling Internet growth is important both for understanding the current network and to predict and improve its future. To date, Internet models have typically attempted to explain a subset of the following characteristics: network structure, traffic flow, geography, and economy. In this paper we present a discrete, agent-based model, that integrates all of them. We show that the model generates networks with topologies, dynamics, and more speculatively spatial distributions that are similar to… 
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