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A model for dynamic behaviour in large organisations
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  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Operational Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS) are sophisticated software systems interconnected to form a network capable of share operation and business information. Their aim is to provide support to operations and business in large organisations, such as companies or corporations. The important role of these technological networks have lead to rising questions on how their topology affects their properties, such as their reliability, stability or security. In many cases, the large amount of components and their intricate interrelationship can lead to unexpected, emergent global behaviour. Our aim is to study the global behaviour of OSS/BSS networks, by exploring a network model in which the inner network processes are interpreted as flowing information which is managed by the systems (nodes), and that is transferred from system to system in a prescribed manner through interfaces (links). Our model of fixed-path dynamical processes considers a negotiation between interacting nodes through local zero-sum games, where nodes may be in two possible states, responsive (R) or blocked (B). We show how the efficiency E of the network depends on the load paramter a related to the amount of processing in each node. Moreover, we study the global amount of responsive nodes R/N. In this context, we explore the difference between two network topologies: Random networks and Scale-Free networks. We observe that random networks display a richer behaviour compared to scale-free networks. showing an oscillation between high and low values of R/N where the gap between both values of R/N increases with a. This unexpected behavior is absent in the scale-free network compossed by the same number of processes.
International Journal of Complex Systems in Science
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  • Autor: M. L. Mouronte (Telefónica I+D)
  • Autor: L. G. Moyano (Telefónica I+D)
  • Autor: Juan Pablo Cárdenas Villalobos (UPM)
  • Autor: J. Salcedo (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Física y Mecánica Fundamentales y Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agroforestal
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