Core-periphery networks are structures that present a set of central and densely connected nodes, namely, the core, and a set of noncentral and sparsely connected nodes, namely, the periphery. The rich-club refers to a set in which the highest degree nodes show a high density of connections. Thus, a network that displays a rich-club can be interpreted as a core-periphery network in which the core is made up of a number of hubs. In this paper, we test the resilience of networks showing a progressively denser rich-club and we observe how this structure is able to affect the network measures in terms of both cohesion and efficiency in information flow. Additionally, we consider the case in which, instead of making the core denser, we add links to the periphery. These two procedures of core and periphery thickening delineate a decision process in the placement of new links and allow us to conduct a scenario analysis that can be helpful in the comprehension and supervision of complex networks under the resilience perspective. The advantages of the two procedures, as well as their implications, are discussed in relation to both network efficiency and node heterogeneity.

Cinelli, M., Ferraro, G., Iovanella, A. (2017). Resilience of Core-Periphery Networks in the Case of Rich-Club. COMPLEXITY, 2017(ID 6548362) [10.1155/2017/6548362].

Resilience of Core-Periphery Networks in the Case of Rich-Club

Ferraro, Giovanna;Iovanella, Antonio
2017

Abstract

Core-periphery networks are structures that present a set of central and densely connected nodes, namely, the core, and a set of noncentral and sparsely connected nodes, namely, the periphery. The rich-club refers to a set in which the highest degree nodes show a high density of connections. Thus, a network that displays a rich-club can be interpreted as a core-periphery network in which the core is made up of a number of hubs. In this paper, we test the resilience of networks showing a progressively denser rich-club and we observe how this structure is able to affect the network measures in terms of both cohesion and efficiency in information flow. Additionally, we consider the case in which, instead of making the core denser, we add links to the periphery. These two procedures of core and periphery thickening delineate a decision process in the placement of new links and allow us to conduct a scenario analysis that can be helpful in the comprehension and supervision of complex networks under the resilience perspective. The advantages of the two procedures, as well as their implications, are discussed in relation to both network efficiency and node heterogeneity.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria Economico-Gestionale
English
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Resilience, Complex Networks, Rich-Club, Complexity
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6548362
Cinelli, M., Ferraro, G., Iovanella, A. (2017). Resilience of Core-Periphery Networks in the Case of Rich-Club. COMPLEXITY, 2017(ID 6548362) [10.1155/2017/6548362].
Cinelli, M; Ferraro, G; Iovanella, A
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