Temporal reachability graphs

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Temporal reachability graphs
While a natural fit for modeling and understanding mobile networks, time-varying graphs remain poorly understood. Indeed, many of the usual concepts of static graphs have no obvious counterpart in time-varying ones. In this paper, we introduce the notion of temporal reachability graphs. A (τ, δ)-reachability graph is a time-varying directed graph derived from an existing connectivity graph. An edge exists from one node to another in the reachability graph at time t if there exists a journey (i.e., a spatiotemporal path) in the connectivity graph from the first node to the second, leaving after t, with a positive edge traversal time τ, and arriving within a maximum delay δ. We make three contributions. First, we develop the theoretical framework around temporal reachability graphs. Second, we harness our theoretical findings to propose an algorithm for their efficient computation. Finally, we demonstrate the analytic power of the temporal reachability graph concept by applying i...
John Whitbeck, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Vania Conan
Added 27 Sep 2012
Updated 27 Sep 2012
Type Journal
Year 2012
Authors John Whitbeck, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Vania Conan, Jean-Loup Guillaume
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