Stable and Uniform Resource Allocation Strategies for Network Processes Using Vertex Energy Gradients

  • Mikołaj MorzyEmail author
  • Tomi Wójtowicz
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 881)


In this paper we investigate the effects of initial resource allocation strategy on the stability and uniformity of resource distribution in network-driven processes. We assume that the resource exchange process is controlled by the topology of the underlying network and we are looking for the initial allocation strategy which produces low variance and uniformity of resource distribution.

The results of experiments conducted on synthetic and empirical networks are surprising. We find that allocation strategies based on vertex energy outperform other strategies substantially for a wide spectrum of considered network topologies. In particular, we introduce for the first time the notion of vertex energy gradients and we use these gradients to compute eigenvalue centralities of vertices. Allocation of resources proportional to these centralities results in very stable and uniform distributions for resource exchange processes.


Resource allocation Vertex energy Network process 



This work was supported by the National Science Centre, Poland, the decision no. 2016/23/B/ST6/03962.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computer SciencePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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