Effect of assortativity on traffic performance in scale-free networks

Yongxiang Xia, Chi Kong Tse, Chung Ming Lau

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Assortativity is an important structural characteristic of complex networks. In this paper, we propose a simple method to generate a network with the desired assortative coefficient but still keep the degree distribution unchanged. We simulate cases with different assortative coefficients and calculate the packet drop probability when the buffer size is limited. The simulation results indicate that assortativity has a significant effect on the traffic performance. Our study helps to understand how the network structure influences the traffic dynamics in complex networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCAS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201223 May 2012


Conference2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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