Communication Networks in Insect Societies

  • Stamatios C. Nicolis
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5151)


We show in this paper how communication networks can form spontaneously in social insects through self-organisation. Different models associated to food recruitment and clustering behaviour are analysed giving rise to temporal and spatio-temporal patterns. The conditions under which the response is optimised are also identified.


Social insects food recruitment clusters pattern formation 


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  • Stamatios C. Nicolis
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversit of OxfordUK

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