Using multilevel network reification to model second-order adaptive bonding by homophily

Jan Treur*

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The concept of multilevel network reification introduced in the previous chapters enables representation within a network not only of first-order adaptation principles, but also of second-order adaptation principles expressing change of characteristics of first-order adaptation principles. In the current chapter, this approach is illustrated for an adaptive Social Network. This involves a first-order adaptation principle for bonding by homophily represented at the first reification level, and a second-order adaptation principle describing change of characteristics of this first-order adaptation principle, and represented at the second reification level. The second-order adaptation addresses adaptive change of two of the characteristics of the first-order adaptation, specifically similarity tipping point and connection adaptation speed factor.

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 pages24
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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