DATASET: Co-location data for several SocioPatterns data sets

Release data: Dec 4, 2018

We are releasing complementary data with respect to the face-to-face contact data released previously. For a series of cases, we consider, as described in the publication Can co-location be used as a proxy for face-to-face contacts?, the information on which RFID readers received information from the RFID tags. Namely, we define two individuals to be in co-presence if the same exact set of readers have received signals from both individuals during a 20s time window.

We release here 6 co-presence data sets. The contexts in which these data were collected are: a workplace, with data collected in two different years (InVS13, InVS15), a hospital (LH10), a primary school (LyonSchool), a scientific conference (SFHH) and a high school (Thiers13). In each case, the data on face-to-face contacts during the same timeframe has already been released. In all cases except SFHH, metadata is also available concerning the department, class or status of each individual.

All the data are also Supplementary Material of the publication Can co-location be used as a proxy for face-to-face contacts?


– co-presence.tar.gz contains all six co-presence networks. Both contacts and co-presence data are formatted as tiji.e. each line represents a contact occurring at a time t between two nodes i and j.

– metadata.tar contains the lists of nodes, with the first column being the node identifier and the second the group affiliation, when available.

Terms and conditions

The data are distributed to the public under a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication license. When this data is used in published research or for visualization purposes, please cite the following paper: "Can co-location be used as a proxy for face-to-face contacts?", M. Génois and A. Barrat, EPJ Data Science 7, 11 (2018).

download iconCo-location data, series of files in list format (space-separated values), 60 MB
download iconMetadata, series of files in list format, 4 KB


Contact patterns in a village in rural Malawi
Baboons’ interactions
Co-location data for several SocioPatterns data sets
SFHH conference data set
Contacts in a workplace, 2nd deployment
Contacts in a workplace
Kenyan households contact network
Primary school temporal network data
High school contact and friendship networks
High school dynamic contact networks
Hospital ward dynamic contact network
Infectious SocioPatterns dynamic contact networks
Hypertext 2009 dynamic contact network
Primary school – cumulative networks
Infectious SocioPatterns


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