Traffic Resource Allocation for Multi-layer Networks

Changfeng Du, Jinlong Ma, Dongwen Zhang
2020 IEEE Access  
Traffic dynamics on multi-layer networks are of great importance to alleviate traffic congestion of real networks. In this work, we focus on information transport in multi-layer networks comprised of two coupled subnetworks. We investigate the relationship between correlated inter-layer couplings and resource allocation strategies on the traffic dynamics of multi-layer networks. Simulation results show that assortative coupling (AC) structure can improve the multi-layer networks traffic
more » ... more better than disassortative coupling (DC) and random coupling (RC) with degree-based (DE) efficient resources allocation strategy, and DC structure is better in enhancing the traffic capacity with the simplest average resources allocation (SA) strategy. Our work may shed some light on the traffic dynamics on multi-layer networks. INDEX TERMS Multi-layer networks, traffic capacity, coupling correlation, betweenness centrality, resource allocation. 132134 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For more information, see
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3009975 fatcat:vd5zidcprnh2pdy4mgeyrkgk7q