Network Science: From the Internet to Human Communications

posted 25 May 2011, 05:37 by Martin Waldburger
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi (Northeastern University/Harvard Medical School, USA) held a keynote speech on Network Science at the FIA Budapest. While any economic facet has not been mentioned in the talk and topic as such explicitly, the social aspects of privacy of user-centric data and knowledge of his/her behavior have been outlined. For purposes of studies and the understanding of user movements in a mobile communication network the data privacy aspects had been settled by taking volunteers into account. A more general approach as well as possible operational use of such measurement approaches has not been in the major focus of this work. Thus, the social facets for such a measurement path in operational or daily use may be considered unresolved, however, it needs to be determines in which way an operational need may optimize the network management.