The European Physical Journal B

, 88:282

Imperfect spreading on temporal networks

  • Martin Gueuning
  • Jean-Charles Delvenne
  • Renaud Lambiotte
Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2015-60596-0

Cite this article as:
Gueuning, M., Delvenne, JC. & Lambiotte, R. Eur. Phys. J. B (2015) 88: 282. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2015-60596-0
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical issue: Temporal Network Theory and Applications


We study spreading on networks where the contact dynamics between the nodes is governed by a random process and where the inter-contact time distribution may differ from the exponential. We consider a process of imperfect spreading, where transmission is successful with a determined probability at each contact. We first derive an expression for the inter-success time distribution, determining the speed of the propagation, and then focus on a problem related to epidemic spreading, by estimating the epidemic threshold in a system where nodes remain infectious during a finite, random period of time. Finally, we discuss the implications of our work to design an efficient strategy to enhance spreading on temporal networks.

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© EDP Sciences, SIF, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Gueuning
    • 1
  • Jean-Charles Delvenne
    • 2
  • Renaud Lambiotte
    • 1
  1. 1.naXysUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium
  2. 2.ICTEAM and COREUniversité catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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