Stephen Ashton, Enrico Scalas

We revisit the data previously collected by the SocioPatterns collaboration ( and we compare the distributions of several network properties to the results of Monte Carlo simulations of a dynamic graph model.

The dynamic graph model assigns on-off durations to each link from an appropriate probability distribution. Even if the model does not capture all the important features of the real-world network, it provides a useful first approximation.

Primary school temporal data were published in:

V. Gemmetto, A. Barrat and C. Cattuto, Mitigation of infectious disease at school: targeted class closure vs school closure, BMC Infectious Diseases 14:695 (2014).

J. Stehlé, N. Voirin, A. Barrat, C. Cattuto, L. Isella, J.-F. Pinton, M. Quaggiotto, W. Van den Broeck, C. Régis, B. Lina, P. Vanhems, High-Resolution Measurements of Face-to-Face Contact Patterns in a Primary School, PLOS ONE 6(8): e23176 (2011).

High school temporal data were published in:

R. Mastrandrea, J. Fournet, A. Barrat, Contact patterns in a high school: a comparison between data collected using wearable sensors, contact diaries and friendship surveys. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136497 (2015).

This is joint work with N. Georgiou and I.Z. Kiss.