Multiagent systems on multilayer networks : Synchronization analysis and network design

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Author(s)

  • Wangli He
  • Qing-Long Han
  • Wenli Du
  • Jinde Cao
  • Feng Qian

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number7869422
Pages (from-to)1655-1667
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Volume47
Issue number7
Online published2 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the synchronization of multiagent systems connected via different types of interactions, known as multilayer networks. Additive coupling and Markovian switching coupling are proposed to capture the layered connections with two kinds of mathematical models constructed. First,
based on simultaneously diagonalization of multiple Laplacian matrices, a general criterion is derived, ensuring that the synchronization problem with additive coupling can be decoupled. Then, an alternative condition is presented, which is related to the number of layers, regardless of the number of agents. With the derived criteria, a concept of joint synchronization region is introduced and further discussed as a network design problem. Synchronization with Markovian switching layers is also analyzed in parallel, exemplified by some special cases of two-layer networks. Finally, a group of cellular neural networks coupled by two-layer connections are chosen to illustrate the effectivenessof the theoretical results.

Research Area(s)

  • Joint synchronization region, Multiagent system, Multilayer network, Synchronization

Citation Format(s)

Multiagent systems on multilayer networks : Synchronization analysis and network design. / He, Wangli; Chen, Guanrong; Han, Qing-Long; Du, Wenli; Cao, Jinde; Qian, Feng.

In: IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Vol. 47, No. 7, 7869422, 07.2017, p. 1655-1667.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review