Evolutionary Games in Complex Topologies

Interplay Between Structure and Dynamics

  • Julia Poncela Casasnovas

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  3. Julia Poncela Casasnovas
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  4. Evolutionary Dynamics on Static Complex Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-50
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  5. Evolutionary Dynamics on Growing Complex Networks

    1. Front Matter
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-157

About this book


There are many examples of cooperation in Nature: cells cooperate to form tissues, organs cooperate to form living organisms, and individuals cooperate to raise their offspring or to hunt. However, why cooperation emerges and survives in hostile environments, when defecting would be a much more profitable short-term strategy, is a question that still remains open. During the past few years, several explanations have been proposed, including kin and group selection, punishment and reputation mechanisms, or network reciprocity. This last one will be the center of the present study.
The thesis explores the interface between the underlying structure of a given population and the outcome of the cooperative dynamics taking place on top of it, (namely, the Prisoner's Dilemma Game). The first part of this work analyzes the case of a static system, where the pattern of connections is fixed, so it does not evolve over time. The second part develops two models for growing topologies, where the growth and the dynamics are entangled.


Complex Networks Cooperation Dynamics Evolution of Cooperation Games on Networks Network Reciprocity Prisoner's Dilemma Game Structure and Dynamics of Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Poncela Casasnovas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30116-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30117-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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