Understanding the evolutionary dynamics and adaptation of complex networks

  • Alireza Abbasi
  • Published 2014 in
    2014 International Conference on Behavioral…


This study aims to explore the co-evolutionary processes of network structure and state for examining the evolutionary dynamic and adaptation of networks. The study addresses several major areas of network research: network structure dynamics (ie., the longitudinal study of network structure); network evolution mechanisms (ie, variation, selection, retention); actors' attachment logics (ie, cumulative advantage, embedding, multi-connectivity, homophily); and self-organized network behaviour. Theories and hypotheses from the intersection of network theories, evolutionary theories and complex adaptive systems are drawn and synthesized Finally the co-evolution of local dynamics versus global dynamics of networks over time has been explored through proposing a research framework.

DOI: 10.1109/BESC.2014.7059516

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@article{Abbasi2014UnderstandingTE, title={Understanding the evolutionary dynamics and adaptation of complex networks}, author={Alireza Abbasi}, journal={2014 International Conference on Behavioral, Economic, and Socio-Cultural Computing (BESC2014)}, year={2014}, pages={1-7} }