In this paper we consider the modeling of opinion dynamics over time dependent large scale networks. A kinetic description of the agents' distribution over the evolving network is considered which combines an opinion update based on binary interactions between agents with a dynamic creation and removal process of new connections. The number of connections of each agent in uences the spreading of opinions in the network but also the way connections are created is in uenced by the agents' opinion. The evolution of the network of connections is studied by showing that its asymptotic behavior is consistent both with Poisson distributions and truncated power-laws. In order to study the large time behavior of the opinion dynamics a mean eld description is derived which allows to compute exact stationary solutions in some simplied situations. Numerical methods which are capable to describe correctly the large time behavior of the system are also introduced and discussed. Finally, several numerical examples showing the in uence of the agents' number of connections in the opinion dynamics are reported.
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|Titolo:||Opinion dynamics over complex networks: kinetic modelling and numerical methods|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|