A multi-community homogeneous small-world network and its fundamental characteristics

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We introduce a new small-world network-which we call the multi-community homogeneous-small-world network-that is divided into multiple communities that are relatively isolated, similar to sparsely connected islands. A generating algorithm is presented and its network parameters are explored. To elucidate the fundamental characteristics of the proposed topology, we adopt spatial prisoner's dilemma games as a template for discussion. Comparing with a conventional homogeneous small-world network, more enhanced network reciprocity is observed in games where a stag hunt-type dilemma is large. With intensive analysis, we find how this enhancement is brought about.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-97
Number of pages10
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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