Adaptive Networks

Theory, Models and Applications

  • Thilo Gross
  • Hiroki Sayama

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Thilo Gross, Hiroki Sayama
    Pages 1-8
  3. Real-World Examples of Adaptive Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Gergely Palla, Péter Pollner, Albert-László Barabási, Tamás Vicsek
      Pages 11-38
    3. Mark D. Fricker, Lynne Boddy, Toshiyuki Nakagaki, Daniel P. Bebber
      Pages 51-70
  4. Self-Organization of Adaptive Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Guido Caldarelli, Diego Garlaschelli
      Pages 107-135
    3. Junji Ito, Kunihiko Kaneko
      Pages 137-163
  5. Contact Processes and Epidemiology on Adaptive Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Anne-Ly Do, Thilo Gross
      Pages 191-208
  6. Social Games on Adaptive Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Brian Skyrms, Robin Pemantle
      Pages 231-251
    3. Arne Traulsen, Francisco C. Santos, Jorge M. Pacheco
      Pages 253-267
  7. Graph-Rewriting-Based Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Kohji Tomita, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Satoshi Murata
      Pages 291-309

About this book


With adaptive, complex networks, the evolution of the network topology and the dynamical processes on the network are equally important and often fundamentally entangled.

Recent research has shown that such networks can exhibit a plethora of new phenomena which are ultimately required to describe many real-world networks. Some of those phenomena include robust self-organization towards dynamical criticality, formation of complex global topologies based on simple, local rules, and the spontaneous division of "labor" in which an initially homogenous population of network nodes self-organizes into functionally distinct classes. These are just a few.

This book is a state-of-the-art survey of those unique networks. In it, leading researchers set out to define the future scope and direction of some of the most advanced developments in the vast field of complex network science and its applications.


adaptive complex networks complex networks dynamical network formation dynamical optimization and synchronization self-organized criticality

Editors and affiliations

  • Thilo Gross
    • 1
  • Hiroki Sayama
    • 2
  1. 1.MPI für Physik Komplexer SystemeDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Binghamton UniversityState University of New YorkBinghamtonU.S.A.

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