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dc.contributor.advisor Stuart Madnick. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ang, Wee Horng en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-07T12:55:19Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-07T12:55:19Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/34554
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 77-79). en_US
dc.description.abstract Many real, complex networks have been shown to be scale-free. Scale-free in networks mean that their degree distribution is independent of the network size, have short path lengths and are highly clustered. We identify the qualities of scale-free networks, and discuss the mathematical derivations and numerically simulated outcomes of various deterministic scale-free models. Information Systems networks are a set of individual Information Systems that exchange meaningful data among themselves. However, for various reasons, they do not naturally grow in a scale-free manner. In this topic, we will specifically examine a technique proposed by MITRE that allows information to be exchanged in an efficient manner between Information System nodes. With this technique, we will show that a scale-free Information System Network is sound in theory and practice, state the characteristics of such networks and demonstrate how such a system can be constructed. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Wee Hong Ang. en_US
dc.format.extent 79 leaves en_US
dc.format.extent 4012743 bytes
dc.format.extent 4015983 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.title Scale-free information systems networks en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71125038 en_US


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