15 June 2007 Cascades of failure and extinction in dynamically evolving complex systems
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Proceedings Volume 6601, Noise and Stochastics in Complex Systems and Finance; 66010Q (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.727668
Event: SPIE Fourth International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2007, Florence, Italy
Abstract
There is a rapidly growing literature on cascades in networks whose topology is fixed. This paper considers networks whose topology evolves over time. It extends the concept of 'robust yet fragile' to evolving networks. Such networks can be robust in the sense that the average fitness of the system rises over time. But they are also fragile: the proportion of extinction events which are very large increases.
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Paul Ormerod, Paul Ormerod, } "Cascades of failure and extinction in dynamically evolving complex systems", Proc. SPIE 6601, Noise and Stochastics in Complex Systems and Finance, 66010Q (15 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.727668; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.727668
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