15 de abril de 2007

Affinity driven social networks

B. Ruyú, M. N. Kuperman, Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 143, 29 (2007)

In this work we present a model for evolving networks, where the driven force is related to the social affinity between individuals of a population. In the model, a set of individuals initially arranged on a regular ordered network and thus linked with their closest neighbors are allowed to rearrange their connections according to a dynamics closely related to that of the stable marriage problem. We show that the behavior of some topological properties of the resulting networks follows a non trivial pattern.