On adaptive networks and network reification

Jan Treur*

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This chapter is a brief preview of what can be expected in this book, with some pointers to various chapters and sections. First, it is discussed how networks can be adaptive in different ways and according to different orders. A variety of examples of first and second-order adaptation are summarized, and the possibility of adaptation of order higher than two is discussed. After this, the notion of network reification is briefly summarized and how it can be used to model adaptive networks in a transparent and network-oriented manner. It is pointed out how repeated application of network reification can be used to model adaptive networks with the adaptation of multiple orders. Finally, it is discussed how mathematical analysis of emerging behavior of a network not only can be applied to non-adaptive base networks, but also to reified adaptive networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNetwork-Oriented Modeling for Adaptive Networks: Designing Higher-Order Adaptive Biological, Mental and Social Network Models
EditorsJan Treur
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030314453
ISBN (Print)9783030314446, 9783030314477
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190


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