Complexity Digest 2010.08 - 09
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Gershenson
Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer
Global convergence of quorum-sensing networks, arXiv
Excerpt: In many natural synchronization phenomena, communication between individual elements occurs not directly, but rather through the environment. One of these instances is bacterial quorum sensing, where bacteria release signaling molecules in the environment which in turn are sensed and used for population coordination. Extending this motivation to a general non- linear dynamical system context, this paper analyzes synchronization phenomena in networks where communication and coupling between nodes are mediated by shared dynamical quan- tities, typically provided by the nodes' environment.
- Source: Global convergence of quorum-sensing networks
[ http://arXiv.org/abs/1003.5704 ], Giovanni Russo and Jean-Jacques E. Slotine, arXiv:1003.5704, 2010/03/30