Summary: Europhys. Lett., 62 (2), pp. 189195 (2003)
EUROPHYSICS LETTERS 15 April 2003
Similarities between communication dynamics
in the Internet and the autonomic nervous system
, L. A. Nunes Amaral3
and H. E. Stanley1
Center for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics, Boston University
Boston, MA 02215, USA
NTT Network Innovation Laboratories - Tokyo, 180-8585, Japan
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60208, USA
(received 18 December 2002; accepted 21 February 2003)
PACS. 05.45.-a Nonlinear dynamics and nonlinear dynamical systems.
PACS. 05.45.Tp Time series analysis.
Abstract. The Internet is a world-wide communication network, whose optimization de-
pends on the knowledge of the statistical characterization of the aggregated traffic flow. Inter-