Date Added: Jul 2012
The authors consider the issue of modeling huge, random network topologies that are too large to capture in full details. Such enormous, hard-to-describe network topologies are becoming ubiquitous in numerous settings. The Internet and its logical overlay networks, such as the World Wide Web, as well as online social networks, are well known examples. At the same time, extensive and rapidly growing wireless ad hoc and sensor networks also lead to hard topology modeling questions. In this paper, they primarily focus on large, random wireless networks. They provide a common generalization of various models that covers a number of known models as special cases.