A Multilayer Structure Facilitates the Production of Antifragile Systems in Boolean Network Models

Antifragility is a property to not only resist stress and but also to benefit from it. Even though antifragile dynamics are found in various real-world complex systems where multiple subsystems interact with each other, the attribute has not been quantitatively explored yet in those complex systems which can be regarded as multilayer networks. Here we study how the multilayer structure affects the antifragility of the whole system. By comparing single-layer and multilayer Boolean networks based on our recently proposed antifragility measure, we found that the multilayer structure facilitated the production of antifragile systems. Our measure and findings can be utilized for many applications from understanding properties of biological systems with multilayer structures to designing more antifragile engineered systems.

 

A Multilayer Structure Facilitates the Production of Antifragile Systems in Boolean Network Models
Hyobin Kim, Omar K. Pineda, Carlos Gershenson

Source: arxiv.org