Wireless Epidemic Spread in Dynamic Human Networks

Authors Eiko Yoneki, Pan Hui, Jon Crowcroft

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Eiko Yoneki
Pan Hui
Jon Crowcroft

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Eiko Yoneki, Pan Hui, and Jon Crowcroft. Wireless Epidemic Spread in Dynamic Human Networks. In Delay and Disruption-Tolerant Networking (DTN) II. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 9071, pp. 1-16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2009)


The emergence of Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs) has culminated in a new generation of wireless networking. New communication paradigms, which use dynamic interconnectedness as people encounter each other opportunistically, lead towards a world where digital traffic flows more easily. We focus on humanto- human communication in environments that exhibit the characteristics of social networks. This paper describes our study of information flow during epidemic spread in such dynamic human networks, a topic which shares many issues with network-based epidemiology. We explore hub nodes extracted from real world connectivity traces and show their influence on the epidemic to demonstrate the characteristics of information propagation.
  • Time Dependent Networks
  • Connectivity Modelling and Analysis
  • Network Measurement
  • Delay Tolerant Networks
  • Social Networks


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