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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 2%
Mexico 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 76 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 32%
Researcher 16 19%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 22 26%
Computer Science 20 24%
Physics and Astronomy 19 22%
Unspecified 10 12%
Mathematics 4 5%
Other 10 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2016.
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