Controlled Social Network Adaptation: Subjective Elements in an Objective Social World

Jan Treur*

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Abstract

In this paper, the role of subjective elements and control in social network adaptation is analyzed computationally. In particular, it is analyzed: (1) how the coevolution of social contagion and bonding by homophily may be controlled by the persons involved, and (2) how subjective representation states (e.g., what they know) can play a role in this coevolution and its control. To address this, a second-order adaptive social network model is presented in which persons do have a form of control over the coevolution process, and in relation to this, their bonding depends on their subjective representation states about themselves and about each other, and social contagion depends on their subjective representation states about their connections.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Sixth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Subtitle of host publicationICICT 2021, London, Volume 1
EditorsXin-She Yang, Simon Sherratt, Nilanjan Dey, Amit Joshi
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages263-274
Number of pages12
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9789811623776
ISBN (Print)9789811623769
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event6th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Feb 202126 Feb 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS)
PublisherSpringer
Volume235
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference6th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period25/02/2126/02/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

  • Bonding by homophily
  • Controlled social network adaptation

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