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Thanks to everyone who posted to me about my network stability
question, here is a collection of refs I received. Also, several
people gave my some helpful commentary and suggestions based on work
they are doing, or sent me working papers which I did not include.
there are at least three different meanings of "stability" in
networks, most of the papers deal with 1 and 2:
1) consistency of node set over time (actors enter or leave)
2) resistance to perturbation/attack
3) "structural"? stability
REFS (in no particular order):
Ashish Sanil, David Banks & Kathleen Carley, 1995, Models for
Evolving Fixed Node Networks: Model Fitting and Model Testing.
Social Networks , 17(1): 65-81.
David Banks & Kathleen M. Carley, 1996, Models of Social Network
Evolution. Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 21(1-2): 173-196.
Kathleen M. Carley, 1999, On the Evolution of Social and
Organizational Networks. In Steven B. Andrews and David Knoke (Eds.)
Vol. 16 special issue of Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
on Networks In and Around Organizations. Greenwhich, CN: JAI Press,
Inc. Stamford, CT, pp. 3-30.
Kathleen M. Carley, 1996, Communicating New Ideas: The Potential
Impact of Information and Telecommunication Technology Technology in
Society, 18(2): 219-230.
Kathleen M. Carley, 1996, Adaptive Organizations: A Comparison of
Strategies for Achieving Optimal Performance Pp. 322-330 in
Proceedings of the 1996 International Symposium on Command and
Control Research and Technology. Conference held in June. Monterray,
CA. Evidence Based Research, Vienna, VA.
Morgan DL, Neal MB, Carder P: The stability of core and peripheral
networks over time. Social Networks 1995;17:273-297
Rothenberg RB, Potterat JJ, Woodhouse DE et al. Social network
dynamics and HIV transmission. AIDS 1998;12:1529-1536
van der Zouwen, J., & van Tilburg, T.G. (2001). Reactivity in panel studies
and its consequences for testing causal hypotheses. Sociological Methods &
Research, 30, 35-56.
White, Kevin and Susan C. Watkins. 200. "Accuracy, Stability and
Reciprocity in Informal Conversational Networks in Rural Kenya." Social
Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)
"The stability of complex networks"
Guido Caldarelli (Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy)
"Stability and Optimization in Food Webs"
Wittek, R. 1999. "Closed Structures, Open Structures, Stable
Structures. Explaining Structural Form and Temporal Stability
of Informal Social Networks in Organizations". Bulletin de
Methodologie Sociologique 63, July, 5-28.
Butts, CT. and Carley, KM. Multivariate Methods for Inter-Structural
Analysis. CASOS Working Paper, Carnegie Mellon University.
Butts, CT. and Carley, KM. Some Simple Algorithms for Structural
Comparison. CASOS Working Paper, Carnegie Mellon University.
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