Error and attack tolerance of complex networks

R. Albert, H. Jeong and A.-L. Barabási

Nature 406, 378-382, 2000

Used by the SmartSociety project

Resilience is an interesting feature for collective adaptive systems. This paper presents a study about resilience in complex networks. The term resilience is used to denote the ability to reduce the magnitude and/or duration of disruptive events on the system. It relates to the systemic capability to anticipate, absorb, adapt to, and/or rapidly recover from a potentially disruptive event.