Print Email Facebook Twitter Robustness of networks against viruses: The role of the spectral radius Title Robustness of networks against viruses: The role of the spectral radius Author Jamakovic, A. Kooij, R.E. van Mieghem, P. van Dam, E.R. Publication year 2006 Abstract In this paper we study the spectral radius of a number of real-life networks. This study is motivated by the fact that the smaller the spectral radius, the higher the robustness of a network against the spread of viruses. First we study how wellknown upper bounds for the spectral radius of graphs match to the spectral radii of the social network of the Dutch soccer team, the Dutch roadmap network, the network of the observable part of the Internet graph at the IP-level and the Autonomous System level. Secondly, we compare the spectral radius for these real-life networks with those of commonly used complex network models. © 2006 IEEE. Subject ICTNTW - NetworksCommunicationGraph theoryInternet protocolsMicroorganismsTechnologyVirusesAutonomous System (AS)Complex network modelsInternet graphsOF graphsReal life networksRoad mapsSoccer teamSocial networksSpectral radiusSpread of virusesVehicular technologiesComputer viruses To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:6e96bbe0-f023-4403-9eb6-9334764f3d7e TNO identifier 239711 ISBN 0780397851 Source 2006 Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology, IEEE SCVT 2006; 13th Annual Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux, 23 November 2006 through 23 November 2006, Liege, Conference code: 72419, 35-38 Series Proceedings - 2006 Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology, IEEE SCVT 2006; 13th Annual Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux Article number 4133799 Bibliographical note Correspondence Address: Jamakovic, A.; Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, P.O. Box 5031, 2600 GA Delft, Netherlands Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.