The European Physical Journal B

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 231–237 | Cite as

An internet graph model based on trade-off optimization

  • J. I. Alvarez-Hamelin
  • N. SchabanelEmail author


This paper presents a new model for the Internet graph (AS graph) based on the concept of heuristic trade-off optimization, introduced by Fabrikant, Koutsoupias and Papadimitriou in [5] to grow a random tree with a heavily tailed degree distribution. We propose here a generalization of this approach to generate a general graph, as a candidate for modeling the Internet. We present the results of our simulations and an analysis of the standard parameters measured in our model, compared with measurements from the physical Internet graph.


Graph Model Degree Distribution Standard Parameter General Graph Random Tree 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LRIUniversité Paris-SudOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.CNRS, LIP, ENS LyonLyon Cedex 07France

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