Modeling Cultural Segregation of the Queer Community Through an Adaptive Social Network Model

Pieke Heijmans*, Jip van Stijn, Jan Treur

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In this study, the forming of social communities and segregation is examined through a case study on the involvement in the queer community. This is examined using a temporal-causal network model. In this study, several scenarios are proposed to model this segregation and a small questionnaire is set up to collect empirical data to validate the model. Mathematical verification provides insight into the model’s expected behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFourth International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
Subtitle of host publicationICICT 2019, London, Volume 2
EditorsXin-She Yang, Simon Sherratt, Nilanjan Dey, Amit Joshi
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789813293434
ISBN (Print)9789813293427
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Feb 201928 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference4th International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, ICICT 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Cultural segregation
  • Homophily principle
  • Queer community
  • Social contagion
  • Social hardship
  • Social network
  • Temporal-causal network

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