Complexity Digest 2011.14 - 06
Editor-in-Chief: Carlos Gershenson
Excerpt: Graph theory was initiated by Euler in the eighteenth century. In mathematics, graph theory con- solidated itself in the following decades and centuries. However, it was only a little more than a decade ago that an explosion of research and applications occurred, in what is now referred to as network science. In particular, networks have become a central tool in the study of complex systems. The language of nodes and edges provided by networks has proven to be very illustrative of model elements of a system (nodes) and their interactions (edges). Having a language that describes interactions is essential for a non-reductionist science.
Founding Editor: Gottfried Mayer
- Source: Complex Networks
[ http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/artl_e_00037 ], Carlos Gershenson, Mikhail Prokopenko, DOI: 10.1162/artl_e_00037, Artificial Life, Early Access, 2011/07/15