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Using Networks Science to study agricultural events
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
In the last few years Networks Science, supported by Big Data, has taken sociological research to a whole new level. The abundance of data generated by interactions between people and electronic devices, along with the improvement of the computing power of modern computers have enabled us to explore a wide variety of topics from a new perspective: human mobility patterns, prediction of electoral results, characterization of social polarization, etc. In order to gain a better understanding about the relations between the economical activity of a country and its social structure, we have analysed the impact of groundnut agriculture on the population of Senegal. This work is inspired by the economic and demographic relevance of the agricultural sector in Senegal, which employs over 70% of the labor force. To this end, we have built several networks based on mobile phone traffic data. By analysing the information extracted from these networks and contextualizing it with vegetation indexes data, we have been able to find interesting correlations that suggest a strong influence of agricultural activities on society and its communication and mobility networks.
International
No
Congress
XX Congreso de Física Estadística (FisEs15) [http://fises15.gefenol.es/]
970
Place
Badajoz (España)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
CDP08UPM
Start Date
05/10/2015
End Date
07/10/2015
From page
51
To page
51
Actas del congreso [http://fises15.gefenol.es/static/files/Libro_Abstracts_FisEs15.pdf]
Participants
  • Autor: S. Martín Gutiérrez
  • Autor: Francisco Javier Borondo Benito (UPM)
  • Autor: Alfredo Morales Guzmán (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Losada Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Rosa Maria Benito Zafrilla (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
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