Robustness of networks against viruses: the role of the spectral radius

A Jamakovic, RE Kooij, PFA Van Mieghem, ER van Dam

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In this paper we study the spectral radius of a number of real-life networks. This study is motivated by the fact that the smaller the spectral radius, the hight the robustness of a network agianst the spread of viruses. First we study how well-known upper bounds for the spectral radius of graphs match to the spectral radii of the social network of the Dutch soccer team, the Dutch roadmap network, the network of the observable part of the Internet graph at the IP-level and teh Autonomous System level. Secondly, we compare the spectral radius for these real-life networks with those of commonly used complex network models.
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Title of host publicationProceedings: IEEE SCVT 2006
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Place of PublicationLiege
PublisherIEEE Society
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIEEE SCVT 2006 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 23 Nov 2006 → …

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ConferenceIEEE SCVT 2006
Period23/11/06 → …


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