Social network analysis and simulation of the development of adversarial networks

Razvan Orendovici, Frank E. Ritter

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Abstract

We present a novel way to monitor and analyze the time course of adversarial networks through a simulation tool and supporting mathematical analysis. Recent work on social networks has been used in the analysis of adversarial networks and their underlying structure with hopes of detecting and preventing future activity. In this paper we consider an adversarial network to be a network subgroup that works against the interests of the group studying it. ANA, the software package presented here, can portray the structure of such networks and allow analysts to find patterns and key players in the network while watching the network evolve. Finally, this work uses output from ANA to study how a simulated adversarial scenario grows in structure and compares it to more traditional social networks on standard measures and also analyze the changes over time of this network on those same dimensions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2012, BRiMS 2012
Pages116-123
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2012
Event21st Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2012, BRiMS 2012 - Amelia Island, FL, United States
Duration: Mar 12 2012Mar 15 2012

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Other21st Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2012, BRiMS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAmelia Island, FL
Period3/12/123/15/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Orendovici, R., & Ritter, F. E. (2012). Social network analysis and simulation of the development of adversarial networks. In 21st Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation 2012, BRiMS 2012 (pp. 116-123)