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Scientific Programming
Volume 2016, Article ID 4704270, 9 pages
Research Article

Model and Simulation of Network Crisis Information Diffusion under Uncertain Environment

1School of Economics & Management, China University of Petroleum, Qingdao 266555, China
2National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100190, China

Received 14 July 2016; Accepted 7 December 2016

Academic Editor: Jan Weglarz

Copyright © 2016 Yi-Rui Deng and Rui-Hong Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Network crisis information diffusion will have a certain impact on the public’s psychology and behavior and will cause harm to the normal operation social of the public system and the effective allocation of the public resources. So we should timely control the key factors which affect the diffusion process to reduce the damage. Using cellular automata theory, the paper views the public as a series of cellular automata and sets up some cellular state evolution rules. With the help of MATLAB simulated evolution, this paper explores the diffusion rule of crisis information diffusion process and finds out the key factors of crisis information diffusion process and its influence on the diffusion scale and effect, so as to put forward coping strategies. It is hoped that this paper provides reference for the theoretical study of the crisis information diffusion and provides suggestion for the real world to control the crisis information diffusion.