Influence of strategy continuity on cooperation in spatial prisoner’s dilemma games with migrating players

Complex Science Management


The phenomenon of cooperation is prevalent in both nature and human society. In this paper a simulative model is developed to examine how the strategy continuity influences cooperation in the spatial prisoner’s games in which the players migrate through the success-driven migration mechanism. Numerical simulations illustrate that the strategy continuity promotes cooperation at a low rate of migration, while impeding cooperation when the migration rate is higher. The influence of strategy continuity is also dependent on the game types. Through a more dynamic analysis, the different effects of the strategy continuity at low and high rates of migration are explained by the formation, expansion, and extinction of the self-assembled clusters of “partial- cooperators” within the gaming population.


evolution of cooperation continuous strategies spatial prisoner’s dilemma game migration 

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N93 N94 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Systems EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyLiaoningChina
  2. 2.School of Software TechnologyDalian University of TechnologyLiaoningChina

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