• Routing strategies in traffic network and phase transition in network traffic flow

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    • Keywords

       

      Routing strategy; network traffic flow; hysteretic loop; phase transition from free flow state to congestion state; scale-free network; bi-stable state; traffic dynamics.

    • Abstract

       

      The dynamics of information traffic over scale-free networks has been investigated systematically. A series of routing strategies of data packets have been proposed, including the local routing strategy, the next-nearest-neighbour routing strategy, and the mixed routing strategy based on local static and dynamic information. The capacity of the network can be quantified by the phase transition from free flow state to congestion state. The optimal parameter values of each model leading to the highest efficiency of scale-free networked traffic systems have been found. Moreover, we have found hysteretic loop in networked traffic systems with finite packets delivering ability. Such hysteretic loop indicates the existence of the bi-stable state in the traffic dynamics over scale-free networks.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Bing-Hong Wang1 2 Wen-Xu Wang3

      1. Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
      2. Shanghai Academy of System Science and University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, 200093 China
      3. Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
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