Competition-driven modeling of temporal networks
TU Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2 NDSC, Zhengzhou, China
Accepted: 26 May 2021
Published online: 3 June 2021
We study the problem of modeling temporal networks constrained by the size of a concurrent set, a characteristic of temporal networks shown to be important in many application areas, e.g., in transportation, social, process, and other networks. We propose a competition-driven model for the generation of such constrained networks. Our method carries out turns of competitions along the timeline where each node in a network is labeled with a probability to gain outgoing edges in competitions. We present a thorough theoretical analysis to investigate the cardinality and degree distributions of the generated networks. Our experimental results demonstrate that our model simulates real-world networks well and generates networks efficiently and at scale.
Key words: Temporal networks / Modeling / Concurrent set size
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