Network structures from selection principles

Analysis of a class of models was performed in which the key selection criterion for network topology is optimality. Optimality leads to the emergence of several distinct network structures including an apparent scale-free arrangement in the treelike topology limit. The optimization method used in the numerical simulations is a Metropolis scheme at zero temperature. The results indicate that the emergence of the topologies observed in nature may arise both from growth mechanisms and the interplay of dynamical mechanisms with a selection process.


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Physical Review Letters, 92, 19, 198701-1
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2004
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