Competition among networks highlights the power of the weak

Iranzo, Javier and Martín Buldú, Javier and Aguirre, Jacobo (2016). Competition among networks highlights the power of the weak. "Nature Communications", v. 7 ; pp. 13273-1. ISSN 2041-1723. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13273.

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Title: Competition among networks highlights the power of the weak
Author/s:
  • Iranzo, Javier
  • Martín Buldú, Javier
  • Aguirre, Jacobo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Nature Communications
Date: November 2016
ISSN: 2041-1723
Volume: 7
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Faculty: Centro de Tecnología Biomédica (CTB) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The unpreventable connections between real networked systems have recently called for an examination of percolation, diffusion or synchronization phenomena in multilayer networks. Here we use network science and game theory to explore interactions in networks-of-networks and model these as a game for gaining importance. We propose a viewpoint where networks choose the connection strategies, in contrast with classical approaches where nodes are the active players. Specifically, we investigate how creating paths between networks leads to different Nash equilibria that determine their structural and dynamical properties. In a wide variety of cases, selecting adequate connections leads to a cooperative solution that allows weak networks to overcome the strongest opponent. Counterintuitively, each weak network can induce a global transition to such cooperative configuration regardless of the actions of the strongest network. This power of the weak reveals a critical dominance of the underdogs in the fate of networks-of-networks.

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Government of SpainFIS2011-27569UnspecifiedUnspecifiedEvolución de poblaciones heterogéneas. Mecanismos de generación de diversidad y efectos del ambiente en la adaptación
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Item ID: 47999
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/47999/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:47999
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13273
Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13273
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Dec 2018 11:27
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 11:33
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