Complex Networks: Models and Dynamics


  • Svenson Pontus
  • Mårtenson Christian
  • Carling Christian

Publish date: 2005-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1766--SE

Pages: 26

Written in: English


This report is a brief introduction to complex networks. It describes the most important models for random, small world, and scale-free networks, and discusses their properties. Measures such as the clustering coefficient and the local efficienty are defined, and dynamical properties such as network searchability and synchronization are briefly discussed. The report provides necessary background material for further studies on how the networks in a network-based defence should be designed in order to facilitate information spreading and synchronization.