Title: Community structures in (socially) connected systems
Authors: Roy Cerqueti - University of Macerata (Italy) [presenting]
Abstract: The aim is to elaborate on the community structures of complex networks whose links are also of indirect and social type. At this aim, an extension of the clustering coefficients of the nodes is introduced and discussed. The usefulness of the assessment of the communities in a network for describing its riskiness is explored with peculiar attention. Some remarks on the discrepancies between social resilience and classical resilience are also carried out. In so doing, a definition of risk of general socio-economic nature is provided. Paradigmatic examples illustrate the theoretical results and validate the framework, assisting also the reader in having an intuitive view of the presented concepts.