Structural Trends in Network Ensembles

  • Ulrik Brandes
  • Jürgen Lerner
  • Uwe Nagel
  • Bobo Nick
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 207)


A collection of networks is considered a network ensemble if its members originate from a common natural or technical process such as repeated measurements, replication and mutation, or massive parallelism, possibly under varying conditions. We propose a spectral approach to identify structural trends, i. e. prevalent patterns of connectivity, in an ensemble by delineating classes of networks with similar role structure. Formal, experimental, and practical evidence of its potential is given.


Adjacency Matrix Random Graph Adjacency Matrice Structural Trend Instance Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrik Brandes
    • 1
  • Jürgen Lerner
    • 1
  • Uwe Nagel
    • 1
  • Bobo Nick
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer & Information ScienceUniversity of Konstanz 

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