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Interconnected Networks

  • Antonios Garas
  • Edited and authored by leading researchers in the field

  • First volume dedicated to this emerging field

  • Consists of topical, self-contained chapters


Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Emanuele Cozzo, Guilherme Ferraz de Arruda, Francisco A. Rodrigues, Yamir Moreno
    Pages 17-35
  3. Nicolas Wider, Antonios Garas, Ingo Scholtes, Frank Schweitzer
    Pages 37-59
  4. Javier M. Buldú, Ricardo Sevilla-Escoboza, Jacobo Aguirre, David Papo, Ricardo Gutiérrez
    Pages 61-77
  5. Michael M. Danziger, Louis M. Shekhtman, Amir Bashan, Yehiel Berezin, Shlomo Havlin
    Pages 79-99
  6. Gareth J. Baxter, Davide Cellai, Sergey N. Dorogovtsev, Alexander V. Goltsev, José F. F. Mendes
    Pages 101-123
  7. Zhen Wang, Attila Szolnoki, Matjaž Perc
    Pages 125-139
  8. Vitor H. P. Louzada, Nuno A. M. Araújo, José S. Andrade Jr., Hans J. Herrmann
    Pages 141-148
  9. Laura Lotero, Alessio Cardillo, Rafael Hurtado, Jesús Gómez-Gardeñes
    Pages 149-164
  10. Bernat Corominas-Murtra, Stefan Thurner
    Pages 165-177
  11. Leonardo Bargigli, Giovanni di Iasio, Luigi Infante, Fabrizio Lillo, Federico Pierobon
    Pages 179-194
  12. Stefano Battiston, Guido Caldarelli, Marco D’Errico
    Pages 195-229

About this book


This volume provides an introduction to and overview of the emerging field of interconnected networks which include multi layer or multiplex networks, as well as networks of networks. Such networks present structural and dynamical features quite different from those observed in isolated networks. The presence of links between different networks or layers of a network typically alters the way such interconnected networks behave – understanding the role of interconnecting links is therefore a crucial step towards a more accurate description of real-world systems. While examples of such dissimilar properties are becoming more abundant – for example regarding diffusion, robustness and competition – the root of such differences remains to be elucidated.

Each chapter in this topical collection is self-contained and can be read on its own, thus making it also suitable as reference for experienced researchers wishing to focus on a particular topic.


connector links interconnected nodes in complex networks interdependent networks layered networks multilevel networks multiplex networks networks of networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonios Garas
    • 1
  1. 1.Systems DesignETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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