A time-varying complex dynamical network model and its controlled synchronization criteria

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-846
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


Today, complex networks have attracted increasing attention from various fields of science and engineering. It has been demonstrated that many complex networks display various synchronization phenomena. In this note, we introduce a time-varying complex dynamical network model. We then further investigate its synchronization phenomenon and prove several network synchronization theorems. Especially, we show that synchronization of such a time-varying dynamical network is completely determined by the inner-coupling matrix, and by the eigenvalues and the corresponding eigenvectors of the coupling configuration matrix of the network. © 2005 IEEE.

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  • Complex network, Synchronization, Time-varying network