The European Physical Journal Special Topics

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A model to study the scaling of traffic fluctuations on complex networks

  • J. Duch
  • A. Arenas


In a recent article, we studied the dynamics of traffic in complex networks [CITE]. In particular, we computed how the fluctuations scale with the mean, σ∼〈f 〉α. Using a general model which includes nodes with finite capacity we found a continuous range of α values between 1/2 and 1. Here we resume the results, adding a brief analysis about the self-similarity of the traffic dynamics in our model.


Complex Network Poisson Distribution EUROPEAN Physical Journal Special Topic Poisson Model Continuous Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Duch
    • 1
  • A. Arenas
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i MatemàtiquesUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragonaSpain

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