Bringing together leading researchers, practitioners, and teachers in network science (including analysts, modeling experts, visualization specialists, and others), every year NetSci fosters interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. The conference focuses on novel directions in networks research within the biological and environmental sciences, computer and information sciences, social sciences, finance and business.
EpiFor contributed to the conference with a poster and three contributed talks.
The contributed talk "Human travel and time spent at destination: impact on the epidemic invasion dynamics" by Chiara Poletto, focused on the impact of a fundamental aspect of human mobility, namely trip duration, on the geographical spread of infections. A modeling framework is introduced in order to provide understandings on how length of stay and its heterogeneities impact the ability of a local outbreak to reach pandemic proportions.