MoN8: Eighth Mathematics of Networks meeting – 18th September 2009, Cambridge University

The Eighth Mathematics of Networks meeting wass held at the William Gates building at Cambridge University on Friday 18th September 2009. Thanks to Tim Griffin for acting as host on this occasion. Another successful meeting brought together speakers from many disciplines with many different approaches to networking problems.

This informal series of meetings gives researchers a forum to present new work which uses mathematics to investigate networks. The meetings encourage interdisciplinary communications and talks have been from many fields including computer networks, road networks, economic networks and biological networks.

If you would like to attend or present at a meeting or be added to the list of contactees then please email or mailto:keith.briggs_at_bt_dot_com. There is also a mailing list for people who wish to keep abreast of these meetings and developments in the Mathematics of Networks.


10:30 – 11:00 Welcome and coffee
Session 1 Internet Theme – Chair Tim Griffin
11:00 – 11:45 Ahmed Shaikh (Aston) – Significance of second-order statistics in Markov internet traffic modelling (Abstract) (PPT)
11:45 – 12:30 Glenford Mapp (Middlesex) – Exploring Markov models for gate-limited service and their application to network-based services (Abstract) (PPT)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 2 Social Networks Theme – Chair Raul Mondragon
13:30 – 14:15 Danica Greetham (Unilever) – Simulating word-of-mouth influence on individual physical activity (Abstract) (PDF)
14:15 – 15:00 Shi Zhou (UCL) – Second-order mixing in networks (Abstract) (PPT)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
Session 3 Graph Theme – Chair Gustav Delius
15:30 – 16:15 Renaud Lambiotte (Imperial) – Dynamics and hierarchical structure in networks (Abstract) (PDF)
16:15 – 17:00 Vitaliy Kurlin (Durham) – Connectivity of random 1-dimensional networks (Abstract) (PDF)
17:00 Closing remarks and drinks in nearby hostelry

Confirmed Attendees

Contact: Richard G. Clegg ( or Keith Briggs (mailto:keith.briggs_at_bt_dot_com)