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Self-Healing Networks: Redundancy and Structure

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, February 2014
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Title
Self-Healing Networks: Redundancy and Structure
Published in
PLoS ONE, February 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0087986
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Authors

Walter Quattrociocchi, Guido Caldarelli, Antonio Scala

Abstract

We introduce the concept of self-healing in the field of complex networks modelling; in particular, self-healing capabilities are implemented through distributed communication protocols that exploit redundant links to recover the connectivity of the system. We then analyze the effect of the level of redundancy on the resilience to multiple failures; in particular, we measure the fraction of nodes still served for increasing levels of network damages. Finally, we study the effects of redundancy under different connectivity patterns-from planar grids, to small-world, up to scale-free networks-on healing performances. Small-world topologies show that introducing some long-range connections in planar grids greatly enhances the resilience to multiple failures with performances comparable to the case of the most resilient (and least realistic) scale-free structures. Obvious applications of self-healing are in the important field of infrastructural networks like gas, power, water, oil distribution systems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 3 4%
Switzerland 2 3%
Mexico 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 59 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 37%
Researcher 14 21%
Student > Master 12 18%
Professor 4 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 9 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 18 26%
Engineering 17 25%
Computer Science 15 22%
Unspecified 5 7%
Mathematics 4 6%
Other 9 13%

Attention Score in Context

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