Self-assembly of information in networks
2006 (English)In: Europhysics letters, ISSN 0295-5075, E-ISSN 1286-4854, Vol. 74, no 6, 1109-1115 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We model self-assembly of information in networks to investigate necessary conditions for building a global perception of a system by local communication. Our approach is to let agents chat in a model system to self-organize distant communication pathways. We demonstrate that simple local rules allow agents to build a perception of the system, that is robust to dynamical changes and mistakes. We find that messages are most effectively forwarded in the presence of hubs, while transmission in hub-free networks is more robust against misinformation and failures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 74, no 6, 1109-1115 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-5251DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10064-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-5251DiVA: diva2:144704