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 International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS2007)

Scale Free Networks; A Literature Review

Ahmed Tolba
The American University in Cairo

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Abstract
The Scale-Free Networks model is considered a significant discovery because it has been successfully applied to many complex real-world networks and proved valid. The successful application of the recently discovered model deemed the other model, the random network model, questionable. The presence of scale-free emerging properties in many “real-world” networks provides initial evidence that these self-organizing phenomena do not only depend on the characteristics of individual systems, but are general laws of evolving networks. This research studies the “BA scale-free netwoThe Scale-Free Networks model is considered a significant discovery because it has been successfully applied to many complex real-world networks and proved valid. The successful application of the recently discovered model deemed the other model, the random network model, questionable. The presence of scale-free emerging properties in many “real-world” networks provides initial evidence that these self-organizing phenomena do not only depend on the characteristics of individual systems, but are general laws of evolving networks. This research studies the “BA scale-free network model” in detail and discusses a variety of its applications. It provides a literature review for many of the discovered scale free networks in nature to the best of our knowledge. It also suggests the exploration of data, information, or knowledge flow relationships among members of work groups in the virtual Information Technology project networks with dispersed team members working in different countries/locations in the world because to the best of our knowledge, this network hasn’t been studied from a scale-free network point of view despite its importance. rk model” in detail and discusses a variety of its applications. It provides a literature review for many of the discovered scale free networks in nature to the best of our knowledge. It also suggests the exploration of data, information, or knowledge flow relationships among members of work groups in the virtual Information Technology project networks with dispersed team members working in different countries/locations in the world because to the best of our knowledge, this network hasn’t been studied from a scale-free network point of view despite its importance.

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