Growing Multiplex Networks

V. Nicosia, G. Bianconi, V. Latora, and M. Barthelemy
Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 058701 – Published 31 July 2013
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We propose a modeling framework for growing multiplexes where a node can belong to different networks. We define new measures for multiplexes and we identify a number of relevant ingredients for modeling their evolution such as the coupling between the different layers and the distribution of node arrival times. The topology of the multiplex changes significantly in the different cases under consideration, with effects of the arrival time of nodes on the degree distribution, average shortest path length, and interdependence.

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V. Nicosia1, G. Bianconi1, V. Latora1,2, and M. Barthelemy3

  • 1School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS London, United Kingdom
  • 2Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania and INFN, 95123 Catania, Italy
  • 3Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA, CNRS-URA 2306, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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