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Motifs in evolving cooperative networks look like protein structure networks

Hales, David and Arteconi, Stefano (2008). Motifs in evolving cooperative networks look like protein structure networks. Networks and Heterogeneous Media , 3(2) pp. 239–249.

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Abstract

The structure of networks can be characterized by the frequency of different subnetwork patterns found within them. Where these frequencies deviate from what would be expected in random networks they are termed “motifs” of the network. Interestingly it is often found that networks performing similar functions evidence similar motif frequencies. We present results from a motif analysis of networks produced by peer-to-peer protocols that support cooperation between evolving nodes. We were surprised to find that their motif profiles match closely protein structure networks. It is currently an open issue as to precisely why this is.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2008 American Institute of Mathematical Sciences
ISSN: 1556-181X
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 32901
Depositing User: David Hales
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 10:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 22:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32901
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