Adaptive topological coevolution of interdependent networks : Scientific collaboration-citation networks as an example

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Original languageEnglish
Article number125518
Journal / PublicationPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Online published5 Nov 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2021


Topological evolution is a ubiquitous feature of complex networks. In a set of coupled networks, either with the same or different types of nodes, the topological evolution of a network may have a profound influence on the others. This work i) reports observations of adaptive topological coevolution between the scientific collaboration and paper citation networks, and ii) proposes a concise framework of modeling the coevolution phenomenon between the interdependent networks. Adaptation to structural evolutions from its counterparts is a crucial topological evolutionary mechanism of a complex network. This work provides a new perspective for a better understanding of the driving forces of topological evolution and may further help with applications, such as link prediction and failure mitigation, in complex networks.

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  • Adaptive topological coevolution, Citation network, Interdependent networks, Scientific collaboration network

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