A crucial feature in implementing the next generation of smart grids is how to introduce self-healing capabilities allowing to ensure a high quality of service to the users. We show how distributed communication protocols can enrich complex networks with self-healing capabilities; an obvious field of applications are infrastructural networks. In particular, we consider the case where the presence of redundant links allows to recover the connectivity of the system. We then analyse the interplay between redundancies and topology in improving the resilience of networked infrastructures to multiple failures; in particular, we measure the fraction of nodes still served for increasing levels of network damages. Hence, we consider healing performances respect to different network topologies (planar, small-world, scale-free) corresponding to various degree of realism. We find that the most balanced strategy to enhances networks’ resilience to multiple failures while avoiding large economic expenses is to introduce a finite fraction of long-range connections.

Self-healing protocols for infrastructural networks / Scala, A.; Quattrociocchi, W.; Pagani, G. A.; Aiello, M.. - 8985:(2016), pp. 308-313. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 9th International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security, CRITIS 2014 tenutosi a cyp [10.1007/978-3-319-31664-2_31].

Self-healing protocols for infrastructural networks

Quattrociocchi W.;
2016

Abstract

A crucial feature in implementing the next generation of smart grids is how to introduce self-healing capabilities allowing to ensure a high quality of service to the users. We show how distributed communication protocols can enrich complex networks with self-healing capabilities; an obvious field of applications are infrastructural networks. In particular, we consider the case where the presence of redundant links allows to recover the connectivity of the system. We then analyse the interplay between redundancies and topology in improving the resilience of networked infrastructures to multiple failures; in particular, we measure the fraction of nodes still served for increasing levels of network damages. Hence, we consider healing performances respect to different network topologies (planar, small-world, scale-free) corresponding to various degree of realism. We find that the most balanced strategy to enhances networks’ resilience to multiple failures while avoiding large economic expenses is to introduce a finite fraction of long-range connections.
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