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Modeling commuting systems through a complex network analysis: A study of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily

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  • De Montis, Andrea

    () (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio)

  • Chessa, Alessandro

    (Dipartimento di Fisica; Italy)

  • Campagna, Michele

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

  • Caschili, Simone

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

  • Deplano, Giancarlo

    (Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio; Italy)

Abstract

This study analyzes the inter-municipal commuting systems of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily, employing weighted network analysis technique. Based on the results obtained for the Sardinian commuting network, the network analysis is used to identify similarities and dissimilarities between the two systems.

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  • De Montis, Andrea & Chessa, Alessandro & Campagna, Michele & Caschili, Simone & Deplano, Giancarlo, 2010. "Modeling commuting systems through a complex network analysis: A study of the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily," The Journal of Transport and Land Use, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, vol. 2(3), pages 39-55.
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    Cited by:

    1. Pálóczi, Gábor, 2016. "Researching commuting to work using the methods of complex network analysis," MPRA Paper 74496, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Lenormand, Maxime & Huet, Sylvie & Gargiulo, Floriana, 2014. "Generating French virtual commuting networks at the municipality level," The Journal of Transport and Land Use, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, vol. 7(1), pages 43-55.
    3. César Ducruet & Laurent Beauguitte, 2014. "Spatial Science and Network Science: Review and Outcomes of a Complex Relationship," Networks and Spatial Economics, Springer, vol. 14(3), pages 297-316, December.

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    Keywords

    complex networks; commuters dynamics; weighted networks; spatial networks; GIS;

    JEL classification:

    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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