Analyzing the Evolution of the Internet

Thienne Johnson, Carlos Acedo, Stephen Kobourov, Sabrina Nusrat

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Existing representations of the Internet do not provide information on why countries have a bigger Internet presence (e.g., Internet Service Providers) than others. In this paper we evaluate four geo-economic parameters (area, population, GDP and GDP per capita), looking for clues of why some areas or countries have developed earlier/later, faster/slower than others. We use correlation studies to analyze which geo-economic variable leads to bigger development in the Internet infrastructure per continent, and cartograms to represent the growth of the Internet infrastructure around the world, in a sequence of 24 years. These representations make it possible to find interesting patterns and identify outliers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2015
Event17th Eurographics Conference on Visualization, EuroVis 2015 - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: May 25 2015May 29 2015


Conference17th Eurographics Conference on Visualization, EuroVis 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Signal Processing


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