On the effect of the path length of small-world networks on epidemic dynamics

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dc.contributor.author Reppas, AI en
dc.contributor.author Spiliotis, K en
dc.contributor.author Siettos, CI en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T02:11:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T02:11:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.issn 21505594 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29950
dc.subject Contagion policies en
dc.subject Emergent dynamics en
dc.subject Host-host interactions en
dc.subject Infectious disease dynamics en
dc.subject Path length en
dc.subject Social networks en
dc.subject.other article en
dc.subject.other epidemic en
dc.subject.other Fourier transformation en
dc.subject.other mathematical model en
dc.subject.other Monte Carlo method en
dc.subject.other oscillation en
dc.subject.other social network en
dc.title On the effect of the path length of small-world networks on epidemic dynamics en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.4161/viru.19131 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/viru.19131 en
heal.publicationDate 2012 en
heal.abstract We show how one can trace in a systematic way the coarse-grained solutions of individual-based stochastic epidemic models evolving on heterogeneous complex networks with respect to their topological characteristics. In particular, we illustrate the ""distinct"" impact of the average path length (with respect to the degree and clustering distributions) on the emergent behavior of detailed epidemic models; to achieve this we have developed an algorithm that allows its tuning at will. The framework could be used to shed more light on the influence of weak social links on epidemic spread within small-world network structures, and ultimately to provide novel systematic computational modeling and exploration of better contagion control strategies. © 2012 Landes Bioscience. en
heal.journalName Virulence en
dc.identifier.doi 10.4161/viru.19131 en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 146 en
dc.identifier.epage 153 en

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