We have attended again to the International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2014), in its fourth edition held in Berkeley (USA). There we have presented a paper about Air Transport in Europe.

Armengol, X., Fernandez, V., Sallan, J.M. and Simo, P. (2014). Study of the robustness of the European air routes network. 4th International Conference on Logistics, Informatics and Service Science (LISS 2014). University of California – Berkeley (USA).

Abstract: In this paper we make analysis on flight flow network structure of Europe. The aim of this study is to analyze the robustness of the European civil European air transportation network from the perspective of the theory of complex networks. This study is based on analyzing the behavior of the network when its nodes (airports) are removed by random attacks and deliberate attacks. The selection of nodes on deliberate attacks is based on four criteria: degree, betweenness, pagerank and eigenvector. This study aims to contribute to the understanding of the logistics network of European commercial flights, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of network statistical indicators as degree and betweenness distribution reveals that the flight flow network has the small-world characteristics and scale-free property.

Keywords: Robustness, Network, Air Routes.

I have embedded  a video with the presentation.