Adaptive coevolutionary networks: a review
Thilo Gross and Bernd Blasius
J. R. Soc. Interface. 5, 259-271, 2007
Adaptive networks appear in many biological applications. They combine topological evolution of the network with dynamics in the network nodes. Recently, the dynamics of adaptive networks has been investigated in a number of parallel studies from different fields, ranging from genomics to game theory. Here we review these recent developments and show that they can be viewed from a unique angle. We demonstrate that all these studies are characterized by common themes, most prominently: complex dynamics and robust topological self-organization based on simple local rules.
Figure 1: Diagrammatic illustration of the interplay of node-dynamics and structural evolution in adaptive networks.