Models and Mechanisms of Bursty Behaviour
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In this Chapter we will summarise the main modelling paradigms that have been used to get understanding of the emergence of bursty human behaviour. We address three main modelling paradigms concerning priority queuing models, reinforcement and memory driven processes, and Poisson models of bursty phenomena. In addition we also summarise less recognised modelling directions together with random reference models, which have been used lately to highlight the effects of burstiness and temporal correlations in empirical event sequences. We discuss several generative models at the individual level, where the activity dynamics of a single person were in focus, but we also summarise models of bursty dyadic interactions, and network models with emergent bursty behaviour.