We introduce a model for information spreading among a population of N agents diffusing on a square L_L lattice, starting from an informed agent _Source_. Information passing from informed to unaware agents occurs whenever the relative distance is _1. Numerical simulations show that the time required for the information to reach all agents scales as N−_L_, where _ and _ are noninteger. A decay factor z takes into account the degeneration of information as it passes from one agent to another; the final average degree of information of the population is thus history dependent. We find that the behavior of is nonmonotonic with respect to N and L and displays a set of minima. Part of the results are recovered with analytical approximations.
Efficiency of information spreading in a population of diffusing agents / Agliari, Elena; Burioni, Raffaella; Cassi, Davide; Neri, Franco Maria. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS. - ISSN 1539-3755. - 73(2006), pp. 046138-046145. [10.1103/PhysRevE.73.046138]
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