A decentralised topology control to regulate global properties of complex networks
1 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
2 Control and Power Group, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College, London, UK
Received: 3 October 2016
Received in final form: 29 January 2017
Published online: 3 April 2017
In the last decade much research effort has been devoted to the investigation of the interplay between properties (i.e. synchronization, clustering, resilience to node fault) and topology of complex networks. Many algorithms have been proposed to construct a network topology with a given properties or to optimize them. These algorithms are static, off-line implemented and may require global network knowledge. In this paper we propose a simple decentralized topology control algorithm that by local actions carried out at the node allows to regulate network global properties. Additionally the algorithm is dynamic coping with both node and link faults and can be on-line implemented.
Key words: Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
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