A dynamical network (consisting of a time-evolving wiring of interactions among a group of random walkers) is introduced to model the spread of an infectious disease in a population of mobile individuals. We investigate the main properties of this model, and show that peculiar features arise when individuals are allowed to perform long-distance jumps. Such peculiarities are captured and conveniently quantified by a series of appropriate parameters able to highlight the structural differences emerging in the networks when long-distance jumps are combined with local random walk processes.

Dynamical network model of infective mobile agents

FRASCA, MATTIA;BUSCARINO, Arturo;FORTUNA, Luigi;
2006

Abstract

A dynamical network (consisting of a time-evolving wiring of interactions among a group of random walkers) is introduced to model the spread of an infectious disease in a population of mobile individuals. We investigate the main properties of this model, and show that peculiar features arise when individuals are allowed to perform long-distance jumps. Such peculiarities are captured and conveniently quantified by a series of appropriate parameters able to highlight the structural differences emerging in the networks when long-distance jumps are combined with local random walk processes.
Complex networks; Models; Epidemics
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