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Title: Traffic congestion analysis in complex networks
Authors: Xia, Y
Tse, CKM 
Lau, FCM 
Tam, WM
Shan, X
Keywords: Computer networks
Computer simulation
Graph theory
Mathematical models
Routing algorithms
Telecommunication networks
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: IEEE
Source: ISCAS 2006 : 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems : circuits and systems: at crossroads of life and technology : proceedings : May 21-24, 2006, Island of Kos, Greece, p. 2625-2628 How to cite?
Abstract: The problem of traffic congestion in complex networks is studied. Two kinds of complex network structures, namely random graphs and scale-free networks, are considered. In terms of the structure of connection, random graphs are homogeneous networks whereas the scale-free networks are heterogeneous networks. For both types of networks, we introduce an additional scale-free feature in the load generation process such that a small number of nodes are more heavily loaded than others. A traffic model similar to the routing algorithm in computer networks is used in our simulation study. We show how the network structures and parameters influence the traffic congestion status.
ISBN: 0-7803-9390-2
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