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    The diffusion of new information and communication technologies—social media in particular—has played a key role in social and political activism in recent decades. In this paper, we propose a theory-motivated...

    Authors: Ali Mert Ertugrul, Yu-Ru Lin, Wen-Ting Chung, Muheng Yan and Ang Li

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2019 8:5

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    The Modified Mercalli intensity scale (Mercalli scale for short) is a qualitative measure used to express the perceived intensity of an earthquake in terms of damages. Accurate intensity reports are vital to e...

    Authors: Marcelo Mendoza, Bárbara Poblete and Ignacio Valderrama

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2019 8:3

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    Social media data is widely analyzed in computational social science. Twitter, one of the largest social media platforms, is used for research, journalism, business, and government to analyze human behavior at...

    Authors: Jürgen Pfeffer, Katja Mayer and Fred Morstatter

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:50

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    Cities are growing at a fast rate, and transportation networks need to adapt accordingly. To design, plan, and manage transportation networks, domain experts need data that reflect how people move from one pla...

    Authors: Eduardo Graells-Garrido, Diego Caro and Denis Parra

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:49

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    Advancing our understanding of human behavior hinges on the ability of theories to unveil the mechanisms underlying such behaviors. Measuring the ability of theories and models to predict unobserved behaviors ...

    Authors: Sergio Cobo-López, Antonia Godoy-Lorite, Jordi Duch, Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:48

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    Tourist flows in historical cities are continuously growing in a globalized world and adequate governance processes, politics and tools are necessary in order to reduce impacts on the urban livability and to g...

    Authors: Chiara Mizzi, Alessandro Fabbri, Sandro Rambaldi, Flavio Bertini, Nico Curti, Stefano Sinigardi, Rachele Luzi, Giulia Venturi, Micheli Davide, Giuliano Muratore, Aldo Vannelli and Armando Bazzani

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:44

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    Nowadays, Location-Based Social Networks (LBSN) collect a vast range of information which can help us to understand the regional dynamics (i.e. human mobility) across an entire city. LBSN provides unprecedente...

    Authors: Shakila Khan Rumi, Ke Deng and Flora Dilys Salim

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:43

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    It is well reported that long commutes have a large detrimental effect on people’s health and on the economy of cities. Interestingly, despite the strong impact on our daily lives, a simple way to measure the ...

    Authors: Caio Ponte, Hygor Piaget M. Melo, Carlos Caminha, José S. Andrade Jr. and Vasco Furtado

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:42

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    Customer retention is crucial in a variety of businesses as acquiring new customers is often more costly than keeping the current ones. As a consequence, churn prediction has attracted great attention from bot...

    Authors: Erdem Kaya, Xiaowen Dong, Yoshihiko Suhara, Selim Balcisoy, Burcin Bozkaya and Alex “Sandy” Pentland

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:41

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    A simple model, named the flow and jump model (FJM) is used for describing commuter fluxes at different distances. The model is based on a master equation which allows a local net probability flow and non-loca...

    Authors: Levente Varga, Géza Tóth and Zoltán Néda

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:37

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    In the hospitality industry, the room and apartment sharing platform of Airbnb has been accused of unfair competition. Detractors have pointed out the chronic lack of proper legislation. Unfortunately, there i...

    Authors: Giovanni Quattrone, Andrew Greatorex, Daniele Quercia, Licia Capra and Mirco Musolesi

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:31

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    According to personality psychology, personality traits determine many aspects of human behaviour. However, validating this insight in large groups has been challenging so far, due to the scarcity of multi-cha...

    Authors: Laura Alessandretti, Sune Lehmann and Andrea Baronchelli

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:36

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    Railways are a key infrastructure for any modern country. The reliability and resilience of this peculiar transportation system may be challenged by different shocks such as disruptions, strikes and adverse we...

    Authors: Bernardo Monechi, Pietro Gravino, Riccardo Di Clemente and Vito D. P. Servedio

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:35

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    Understanding the importance of links in transmitting information in a network can provide ways to hinder or postpone ongoing dynamical phenomena like the spreading of epidemic or the diffusion of information....

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Márton Karsai and Alessandro Vespignani

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:33

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    We investigate Bitcoin network observing transactions broadcasted into the network during a week from 04/05/2016 and then monitoring their inclusion into the blockchain during the following seven months.We unv...

    Authors: Giuseppe Pappalardo, Tiziana Di Matteo, Guido Caldarelli and Tomaso Aste

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:30

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    In Latin America, shopping malls seem to offer an open, safe and democratic version of the public space. However, it is often difficult to quantitatively measure whether they indeed foster, hinder, or are neut...

    Authors: Mariano G. Beiró, Loreto Bravo, Diego Caro, Ciro Cattuto, Leo Ferres and Eduardo Graells-Garrido

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:28

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    Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants require specialized care in neonatal intensive care units. In the United States (U.S.), such infants frequently are transferred between hospitals. Although these neonatal t...

    Authors: Munik Shrestha, Samuel V. Scarpino, Erika M. Edwards, Lucy T. Greenberg and Jeffrey D. Horbar

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:27

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    Social capital has been studied in economics, sociology and political science as one of the key elements that promote the development of modern societies. It can be defined as the source of capital that facili...

    Authors: Marco Mamei, Francesca Pancotto, Marco De Nadai, Bruno Lepri, Michele Vescovi, Franco Zambonelli and Alex Pentland

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:25

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    Human mobility always had a great influence on the spreading of cultural, social and technological ideas. Developing realistic models that allow for a better understanding, prediction and control of such coupl...

    Authors: Nataša Djurdjevac Conrad, Luzie Helfmann, Johannes Zonker, Stefanie Winkelmann and Christof Schütte

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:24

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    Subway and bus networks work as an integrated multiplex transportation system and play an indispensable role in modern big cities. Even though a variety of works have investigated the coupling dynamics of mult...

    Authors: Zhihao Zheng, Zhiren Huang, Fan Zhang and Pu Wang

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:23

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    In this paper, we follow the short-ranged Syrian refugees’ migration to Lebanon as documented by the UNHCR. We propose a model inspired by the Debye–Hückel theory and show that it properly predicts the refugee...

    Authors: Sara Najem and Ghaleb Faour

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:22

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    Popularity prediction has been studied in diverse online contexts with demonstrable practical, sociological and technical benefit. Here, we add to the popularity prediction literature by studying the popularit...

    Authors: Christoph Trattner, Dominik Moesslang and David Elsweiler

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:20

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    As users of mobile devices make phone calls, browse the web, or use an app, large volumes of data are routinely generated that are a potentially useful source for investigating human behavior in space. However...

    Authors: Luca Scherrer, Martin Tomko, Peter Ranacher and Robert Weibel

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:19

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    As dominant factors driving human actions, personalities can be excellent indicators to predict the offline and online behavior of individuals. However, because of the great expense and inevitable subjectivity...

    Authors: Zhenkun Zhou, Ke Xu and Jichang Zhao

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:18

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    Billions of users of mobile phones, social media platforms, and other technologies generate an increasingly large volume of data that has the potential to be leveraged towards solving public health challenges....

    Authors: Moritz U. G. Kraemer, D. Bisanzio, R. C. Reiner, R. Zakar, J. B. Hawkins, C. C. Freifeld, D. L. Smith, S. I. Hay, J. S. Brownstein and T. Alex Perkins

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:16

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    Recurrent interactions between agents play an essential role in the organization of a dynamic complex system. While intensive researches have been done on social systems formed by human interactions, dynamical...

    Authors: Teruyoshi Kobayashi and Taro Takaguchi

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:15

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    Estimating revenue and business demand of a newly opened venue is paramount as these early stages often involve critical decisions such as first rounds of staffing and resource allocation. Traditionally, this ...

    Authors: Krittika D’Silva, Anastasios Noulas, Mirco Musolesi, Cecilia Mascolo and Max Sklar

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:13

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    International aid is a complex system: it involves different issues, countries, and donors. In this paper, we use web crawling to collect information about the activities of international aid organizations on ...

    Authors: Michele Coscia, Katsumasa Hamaguchi, Maria Elena Pinglo and Antonio Giuffrida

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:12

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    Identifying the factors that influence academic performance is an essential part of educational research. Previous studies have documented the importance of personality traits, class attendance, and social net...

    Authors: Valentin Kassarnig, Enys Mones, Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen, Piotr Sapiezynski, David Dreyer Lassen and Sune Lehmann

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:10

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    Using a large dataset with individual-level demographic information of almost 60,000 families in contemporary Finland, we analyse the regional variation and cultural assortativity by studying the network betwe...

    Authors: Kunal Bhattacharya, Venla Berg, Asim Ghosh, Daniel Monsivais, János Kertész, Kimmo Kaski and Anna Rotkirch

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:9

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    Societal unrest and similar events are important for societies, but it is often difficult to quantify their effects on individuals, hindering a timely and effective policy-making in emergencies and in particul...

    Authors: Xiaowen Dong, Joachim Meyer, Erez Shmueli, Burçin Bozkaya and Alex Pentland

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:8

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    Reading remains the preferred leisure activity for most individuals, continuing to offer a unique path to knowledge and learning. As such, books remain an important cultural product, consumed widely. Yet, whil...

    Authors: Burcu Yucesoy, Xindi Wang, Junming Huang and Albert-László Barabási

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:7

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    In this paper we investigate the regularities characterizing the temporal purchasing behavior of the customers of a retail market chain. Most of the literature studying purchasing behavior focuses on what cust...

    Authors: Riccardo Guidotti, Lorenzo Gabrielli, Anna Monreale, Dino Pedreschi and Fosca Giannotti

    Citation: EPJ Data Science 2018 7:6

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