Epidemic dynamics on information-driven adaptive networks

Xiuxiu Zhan, Chuang Liu , Gui-Quan Sun, Zi-Ke Zhang

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Research on the interplay between the dynamics on the network and the dynamics of the network has attracted much attention in recent years. In this work, we propose an information-driven adaptive model, where disease and disease information can evolve simultaneously. For the information-driven adaptive process, susceptible (infected) individuals who have abilities to recognize the disease would break the links of their infected (susceptible) neighbors to prevent the epidemic from further spreading. Simulation results and numerical analyses based on the pairwise approach indicate that the information-driven adaptive process can not only slow down the speed of epidemic spreading, but can also diminish the epidemic prevalence at the final state significantly. In addition, the disease spreading and information diffusion pattern on the lattice as well as on a real-world network give visual representations about how the disease is trapped into an isolated field with the information-driven adaptive process. Furthermore, we perform the local bifurcation analysis on four types of dynamical regions, including healthy, a continuous dynamic behavior, bistable and endemic, to understand the evolution of the observed dynamical behaviors. This work may shed some lights on understanding how information affects human activities on responding to epidemic spreading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-204
Number of pages9
JournalChaos, Solitons and Fractals
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Adaptive model
  • Bifurcation analysis
  • Epidemic spreading
  • Information diffusion


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