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Growing dynamics of Internet providers

Capocci, Andrea and Caldarelli, Guido and Marchetti, Riccardo and Pietronero, Luciano Growing dynamics of Internet providers. Physical Review E, 64 (3). ISSN 1539-3755 (2001)

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In this paper we present a model for the growth and evolution of Internet providers. The model reproduces the data observed for the Internet connection as probed by tracing routes from different computers. This problem represents a paramount case of study for growth processes in general, but can also help in the understanding the properties of the Internet. Our main result is that this network can be reproduced by a self-organized interaction between users and providers that can rearrange in time. This model can then be considered as a prototype model for the class of phenomena of aggregation processes in social networks.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevE.64.035105
Uncontrolled Keywords: PACS: 87.23.Ge, 02.10.-v, 05.40.-a, 05.70.Jk
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QC Physics
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2012 10:59
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1145

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