Network Motifs: A Survey

  • Deepali Jain
  • Ripon PatgiriEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1046)


Network motifs are the building blocks of complex networks. Studying these frequently occurring patterns disclose a lot of information about these networks. The applications of Network motifs are very much evident now-a-days, in almost every field including biological networks, World Wide Web (WWW), etc. Some of the important motifs are feed forward loops, bi-fan, bi-parallel, fully connected triads. But, discovering these motifs is a computationally challenging task. In this paper, various techniques that are used to discover motifs are presented, along with detailed discussions on several issues and challenges in this area.


Complex networks Motifs Network motifs Big graph Biological networks 



Authors would like to acknowledge TEQIP-III, NIT Silchar for supporting this research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of Technology SilcharSilcharIndia

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