Imperfect spreading on temporal networks
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- Gueuning, M., Delvenne, JC. & Lambiotte, R. Eur. Phys. J. B (2015) 88: 282. doi:10.1140/epjb/e2015-60596-0
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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.