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Chin. Phys. B, 2013, Vol. 22(4): 040205    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/22/4/040205
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Epidemic propagation on adaptive coevolutionary networks with preferential local-world reconnecting strategy

Song Yu-Rong, Jiang Guo-Ping, Gong Yong-Wang
College of Automation, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210003, China
Abstract  In the propagation of epidemic in population, individuals adaptively adjust their behaviors to avoid the risk of epidemic. Different from the existing studies where new links are established randomly, a local link is established preferentially in this paper. We propose a new preferentially reconnecting edge strategy depending on spatial distance (PR-SD). For the PR-SD strategy, the new link is established at random with probability p and in a shortest distance with the probability 1-p. We establish the epidemic model on adaptive network using Cellular Automata, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed model by numerical simulations. The results show that the smaller the value of parameter p, the more difficult the epidemic spread is. The PR-SD strategy breaks long-range links and establishes short-range links as many as possible, which causes the network efficiency to decrease quickly and the propagation of epidemic is restrained effectively.
Keywords:  adaptive networks      epidemic dynamics      network dynamics      cellular automata      local-world reconnecting mechanism     
Received:  29 July 2012      Published:  01 March 2013
PACS:  02.50.-r (Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics)  
  05.90.+m (Other topics in statistical physics, thermodynamics, and nonlinear dynamical systems)  
  05.65.+b (Self-organized systems)  
Fund: Project supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, China (Grant No. BK2010526), the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (Grant No. 20103223110003), and the Ministry of Education Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences Planning Fund (Grant No. 12YJAZH120).
Corresponding Authors:  Song Yu-Rong     E-mail:

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Song Yu-Rong, Jiang Guo-Ping, Gong Yong-Wang Epidemic propagation on adaptive coevolutionary networks with preferential local-world reconnecting strategy 2013 Chin. Phys. B 22 040205

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