A Social Network Model for Integration of Refugees

Fabio Curi, Dimitris Nikolopoulos, Eric Araújo

Abstract

The present work aims to study and model the integration of refugees who appear in a society, through the implementation of adaptive social networks. In our model, for each individual, their characteristics of religiousness and language skills are considered for the social integration. We also explore the homophily phenomenon as part of the creation of new connections and the changes on the refugees’ traits. As it most commonly happens in real life, refugees appear in a community-structured social network as individual nodes without any connection, and interactions between refugees and non-refugees are built through a defined methodology which applies local search, random attachment and node deletion. We show a few case scenarios and perform a social network analysis.

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Curi F., Nikolopoulos D. and Araújo E. (2019). A Social Network Model for Integration of Refugees.In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH, ISBN 978-989-758-381-0, pages 165-175. DOI: 10.5220/0007930601650175


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@conference{simultech19,
author={Fabio Curi and Dimitris Nikolopoulos and Eric Araújo},
title={A Social Network Model for Integration of Refugees},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,},
year={2019},
pages={165-175},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007930601650175},
isbn={978-989-758-381-0},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: SIMULTECH,
TI - A Social Network Model for Integration of Refugees
SN - 978-989-758-381-0
AU - Curi F.
AU - Nikolopoulos D.
AU - Araújo E.
PY - 2019
SP - 165
EP - 175
DO - 10.5220/0007930601650175