Push- and Pull-based Epidemic Spreading in Networks: Thresholds and Deeper Insights

@article{Xu2012PushAP,
  title={Push- and Pull-based Epidemic Spreading in Networks: Thresholds and Deeper Insights},
  author={Shouhuai Xu and Wenlian Lu and Li Xu},
  journal={TAAS},
  year={2012},
  volume={7},
  pages={32:1-32:26}
}
Understanding the dynamics of computer virus (malware, worm) in cyberspace is an important problem that has attracted a fair amount of attention. Early investigations for this purpose adapted biological epidemic models, and thus inherited the so-called homogeneity assumption that each node is equally connected to others. Later studies relaxed this often unrealistic homogeneity assumption, but still focused on certain power-law networks. Recently, researchers investigated epidemic models in… CONTINUE READING