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New paper in Nature Communications

Published on: Nov 13, 2015

We have published a new paper in Nature Communications. In this paper, we consider the issue of how to correctly inform numerical models of the propagation of infectious diseases when only partial information on the contacts of individuals is available, due to population sampling.
Indeed, the coverage of the population in many measures of detailed contact networks is incomplete, and this yields a systematic underestimation of epidemic risk if the data is used without precaution. Here, we introduce a method to compensate for this systematic bias and obtain accurate evaluations of epidemic risk using incomplete data. To this aim, we have developed an algorithm that effectively fills in the gaps of the empirical data with a realistic picture of the missing contact network. Although the obtained surrogate contacts are different from the actual missing contacts, using them in the simulation of an influenza-like process gives an accurate estimation of what would have been obtained on using complete data. It is therefore possible to have a good estimation of the epidemic risk, even if a substantial fraction of the contacts are missing from the empirical data.


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New paper and new data available!

Published on: Sep 3, 2015

We have just published a new paper in PLoS ONE. In this paper, we present a detailed comparison between various types of data describing contacts and relationships between students in a high school: data collected from wearable sensors, data from contact diaries and data from surveys in which students were asked to name their friends.

We release all the corresponding data both in the Supplementary Information of the paper and in the SocioPatterns page dedicated to data.

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SocioPatterns at a full-scale emergency response exercise

Published on: Jun 17, 2015

On May 27t the SocioPatterns platform was deployed to track and analyze the interactions of people, objects and spaces during a full-scale exercise organized by the CRIMEDIM Research Center in Emergency and Disaster Medicine in collaboration with the Italian Army and a number of other partners, including the ISI Foundation. The exercise involved almost 500 people, a ROLE2+ military field hospital, 2 primary care centers, 8 ambulances and a coordination center. The tracking system featured fully-distributed recording of the interactions between people, ambulances, hospital rooms and equipment, with real-time monitoring of the hospital workflow and live views in the operations center.
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A new high-resolution social network dataset for a primary school

Published on: Jan 3, 2015

We have just published a new paper in BMC Infectious Diseases where we compare different strategies for epidemic mitigation in a primary school and investigate the performance of targeted class-closure interventions.

In the Supplementary Information of the paper, we release a dataset on the face-to-face interactions in a primary school, measured by using wearable proximity sensors. The dataset covers over 200 persons (students and teachers) for about 2 days, and provides not only a complex temporal network, but also the ground truth for communities, i.e., a school class attribute for all nodes in the network. Enjoy!

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Sensors on cats !

Published on: Oct 9, 2014

We have launched a pilot study in collaboration with Laura Ozella and her team at the University of Torino, Italy.  We aim at instrumenting colonies of feral cats in the city of Torino with new proximity sensors programmed by the ISI Data Science Lab to operate in a fully distributed fashion. We will measure the social structure of feral cat colonies in urban settings, and put these data in relation to clinical and microbiological data on cats’ health and transmissible conditions. This pilot study is part of a broader study on animal health and environmental risk factors led by Laura Ozella.

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NEWS

New paper in Nature Communications
New paper and new data available!
SocioPatterns at a full-scale emergency response exercise
A new high-resolution social network dataset for a primary school
Sensors on cats !
The SocioPatterns hardware goes open !
SocioPatterns at ECCS’14
Contact patterns among high school students
SocioPatterns at NetSci2014
New publication and new time-resolved contact data
A sociometric study on gender homophily
New manuscript about temporal networks of human contacts
SocioPatterns at NetSci2013
SocioPatterns chapter in the “Temporal Networks” book
SocioPatterns at “Digital Epidemiology” workshop
New paper in BMC Infectious Diseases
New research using SocioPatterns data
SocioPatterns featured in Scientific American Graphic Science column
SocioPatterns at ECCS2012
SocioPatterns at Sunbelt 2012
SocioPatterns at the APS march Meeting
Releasing the time-resolved Infectious SocioPatterns data set
SocioPatterns at EPIDEMICS3 – Third International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics
Releasing new time-resolved contact data
New PLoS ONE paper on the contact patterns in a school
New paper in BMC Medicine
New paper in Ad Hoc Networks
SocioPatterns at NetSci 2011
SCaMPiE workshop, London
Data-driven Exploration of Dynamical Networks – workshop announcement
IMéRA art-science residency
SocioPatterns at Pixelache
Close Encounters in a Pediatric Ward
Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks
Infectious SocioPatterns visualization
New: SocioPatterns Gallery
What’s in a crowd?
Pixelache 2011
Technology Uptake
new paper in PLoS ONE
Frontiers of Interaction 2010
Live Social Semantics at ESWC 2010
Practice Mapping
SocioPatterns at Council in Brussels
First deployment in a healthcare setting
Announcing a new experiment in a primary school
Live Social Semantics
Live Social Semantics at HT09
This weekend: SocioPatterns workshop in Dublin
Triple deployment
Upcoming SocioPatterns experiments
SocioPatterns at Infectious in the Science Gallery, Dublin
SocioPatterns at the 25C3 conference
Contact Patterns part 2
Social interactions at a conference
Contact duration
New firmware for contact detection
Exposing contact patterns