Relating an Adaptive Social Network’s Structure to Its Emerging Behaviour Based on Homophily

  • Jan TreurEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 813)


In this paper it is analysed how emerging behaviour of an adaptive network for bonding based on homophily can be related to characteristics of the adaptive network’s structure, which includes the structure of the adaptation principles used. Relevant characteristics have been identified, such as a tipping point for homophily; it has been found how the emergence of clusters strongly depends on the value of this tipping point. It is shown that some properties of the structure of the network and the adaptation principle entail that the connection weights all converge to 0 (for states in different clusters) or 1 (for states within one cluster).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioural Informatics GroupVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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