Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Spatial Networks

  • Marc Barthelemy
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_40

Synonyms

Glossary

Graph

(or Network) A set of vertices connected by edges

Adjacency Matrix

A matrix A which represents the structure of a graph. The element Aij is either 0 if i and j are not connected or Aij = 1 if there is an edge from i to j. For a spatial network, the position of the nodes {xi} is needed in order to completely characterize the network

Betweenness Centrality

The betweenness centrality of a vertex (or an edge) x is defined as \( BC(x)={\sum}_{s,t\in V}\frac{\sigma_{st}(x)}{\sigma_{st}} \)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueCEAGif-sur-YvetteFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Silvestri
    • 1
  • Andrea Tagarelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Yahoo IncLondonUK
  2. 2.University of CalabriaArcavacata di RendeItaly