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Arenas, A, Cabrales, A, Diaz-Guilera, A, Guimera, R, Vega-Redondo, F.
LECT NOTES PHYS 625 , 175 -194 (2003).

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A model of communication that is able to cope simultaneously with the problems of search and congestion is presented. We investigate the communication dynamics in model networks. Those networks consist in a regular lattice ordering plus some long-range short-cuts with a given probability. The destination nodes of the short-cuts are chosen according to some degree of preferentiality. We study then the interplay between short- and long-range links and preferentiality. We also introduce a general framework that enables a search of optimal structures. A relation between dynamical properties and topological properties of the network is found and exploited.