Complexity and dynamics of topological and community structure in complex networks

Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2016-60398-3

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Berec, V. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2017). doi:10.1140/epjst/e2016-60398-3
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  1. Aspects of Statistical Mechanics and Dynamical Complexity

Abstract

Complexity is highly susceptible to variations in the network dynamics, reflected on its underlying architecture where topological organization of cohesive subsets into clusters, system’s modular structure and resulting hierarchical patterns, are cross-linked with functional dynamics of the system. Here we study connection between hierarchical topological scales of the simplicial complexes and the organization of functional clusters – communities in complex networks. The analysis reveals the full dynamics of different combinatorial structures of q-th-dimensional simplicial complexes and their Laplacian spectra, presenting spectral properties of resulting symmetric and positive semidefinite matrices. The emergence of system’s collective behavior from inhomogeneous statistical distribution is induced by hierarchically ordered topological structure, which is mapped to simplicial complex where local interactions between the nodes clustered into subcomplexes generate flow of information that characterizes complexity and dynamics of the full system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Sciences VincaBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia