UBI Summer School 2010, Workshop C: Urban Social Networks Analysis

C: Urban Social Networks Analysis

Instructor: Professor Vassilis Kostakos, University of Madeira, Portugal
This workshop will introduce students to the analysis of urban social networks. These are networks of encounter and co-presence that exist in a city. Although people's movement in the city and encounters with others may appear to be random, this is far from the truth. In this workshop we will present an overview of this topic, and give students the necessary skills to capture and analyze such networks. The students will get acquainted with the necessary software, will experience first-hand data collection in the city centre, and will get a chance to carry out their own analyses of the City of Oulu. Finally, the students will explore the new kinds of applications that these analyses enable, such as "Urban Facebook".


Video of the workshop's result presentation