Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 13–24 | Cite as

A new pinning control scheme of complex networks based on data flow

  • Xing-Yuan Wang
  • Xiao-Wei Liu
Original Paper


In this paper, a new pinning control scheme called DF (data flow)-based pinning scheme is proposed. The new scheme can obtain the similar pinning efficiency with BC-based pinning scheme in real-world networks. Comparing with BC-based pinning scheme, DF-based pinning scheme has two main advantages. First, it just needs local information of network. Second, the new pinning scheme has a much lower time complexity than BC-based pinning scheme. In this paper, we have pinned two real-world networks (the US airline routing map network and the protein–protein network in yeast) to compare the new pinning scheme with degree-based, BC-based, LBC-based pinning schemes and we also pin a small-world network, a scale-free network to analyze DF-based pinning scheme in detail. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory, the validity of the scheme is proved. Finally, the numerical simulations are verified the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Pinning scheme Complex networks Data flow Betweenness centrality Degree 



This research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos: 61672124, 61370145 and 61173183), the Password Theory Project of the 13th Five-Year Plan National Cryptography Development Fund (No: MMJJ20170203).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Electronic and Information EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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