Community structure promotes the emergence of persistence behavior in social networks

Zhihai Rong, Zhi Xi Wu, Chi Kong Tse

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Abstract

Cooperation phenomena are ubiquitous in social systems. In this paper, based on the Prisoner's dilemma game model, we study the evolution of cooperation in two social networks, namely, the scientific collaboration network (SCN) and the 'Pretty-Good-Privacy' (PGP) trust network. Our investigation shows that due to the existence of community structures in real social networks, small-degree individuals tend to follow their local hubs' behavior and would adopt their strategies in the long run. Hence, the community structure promotes the emergence of persistence behavior. This provides a clue to understanding the evolution of cooperation in social systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
PublisherIEEE
Pages898-901
Number of pages4
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 May 201527 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period24/05/1527/05/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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