A comparative study on controllability robustness of complex networks

Guanrong CHEN, Yang LOU*, Lin WANG

*Corresponding author for this work

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This brief introduces a quantitative measure of the robustness of network controllability, and presents an empirical comparison on 6 network models, i.e., random-graph network, scale-free network, multiplex concurrence network, q-snapback network, random triangle network, and random rectangle network, against 6 different attacks, i.e., betweenness-based and degree-based, random and targeted, node-removal, and edge-removal attacks, showing the overall good performances of the multi-ring structure in networks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8678482
Pages (from-to)828-832
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number5
Early online date1 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council through GRF under Grant CityU11200317, in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61873167, and in part by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai under Grant 17ZR1445200.

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  • Complex network
  • controllability
  • malicious attack
  • motif
  • robustness


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