ICCS2004 Application Submission/Review

Abstract for
"Synchronization in complex networks"

Small-world networks are known to be more easily synchronized than regular lattices, which is usually attributed to the smaller network distance between oscillators. We recently discovered that networks with a homogeneous distribution of connectivity are more synchronizable than heterogeneous ones (e.g., scale-free networks), even though the average network distance is larger. Some degree of homogeneity is then expected in naturally evolved structures, such as neural networks, where synchronizability is desirable.