DATASET: Contacts in a workplace, 2nd deployment

Release data: Dec 3, 2018

This data set contains the temporal network of contacts between individuals measured in an office building in France in 2015. This network was described and analyzed in the publication Can co-location be used as a proxy for face-to-face contacts?

The data set comprises two files. The first one contains a space-separated list representing the active contacts during 20-second intervals of the data collection. Each line has the form “t i j”, where i and j are the anonymous IDs of the persons in contact, and the interval during which this contact was active is [ t – 20s, t ] (t is expressed in seconds).
The second file contains a list of the form “i Di” where i is the anonymous ID of an individual and Di the name of his/her department in the workplace.

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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 iconContact list, (space-separated values) format, 235kB
download iconDepartment list, 2KB


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