publication . Article . 2014

Local and global control of ecological and biological networks

Alessandro Ferrarini;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2014 Journal: Network Biology (issn: 2220-8879, eissn: 2220-8879, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Abstract
Recently, I introduced a methodological framework so that ecological and biological networks can be controlled both from inside and outside by coupling network dynamics and evolutionary modelling. The endogenous control requires the network to be optimized at the beginning of its dynamics (by acting upon nodes, edges or both) so that it will then go inertially to the desired state. Instead, the exogenous control requires that exogenous controllers act upon the network at each time step. By the way, all my previous works dealt with the goal of the global optimization of ecological and biological networks, i.e. how to drive them to a desired final state. Here I fa...
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free text keywords: edges control, genetic algorithms, global dynamics, local dynamics, network control, nodes control, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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