Chapter 5. Epidemics and immunization in scale-free networks

  1. Stefan Bornholdt3 and
  2. Hans Georg Schuster4
  1. Romualdo Pastor-Satorras1 and
  2. Alessandro Vespignani2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602755.ch5

Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet

Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet

How to Cite

Pastor-Satorras, R. and Vespignani, A. (2002) Epidemics and immunization in scale-free networks, in Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet (eds S. Bornholdt and H. G. Schuster), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602755.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Leipzig, Germany

  2. 4

    University of Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departament de Física i Enginyeria Nuclear, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Nord B4, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

  2. 2

    The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), P. O. Box 586, I-34100 Trieste, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 8 NOV 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527403363

Online ISBN: 9783527602759

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Keywords:

  • epidemics;
  • immunization;
  • scale-free networks;
  • computers and epidemiology;
  • epidemic spreading;
  • real data analysis;
  • uniform immunization;
  • targeted immunization

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Computers and epidemiology

  • Epidemic spreading in homogeneous networks

  • Real data analysis

  • Epidemic spreading in scale-free networks

    • Analytic solution for the Barabási-Albert network

    • Finite size scale-free networks

  • Immunization of scale-free networks

    • Uniform immunization

    • Targeted immunization

  • Conclusions

  • References