@article{vajna2013modeling,
author = "Szabolcs Vajna and B{\'a}lint T{\'o}th and J{\'a}nos Kert{\'e}sz",
abstract = "Many human-related activities show power-law decaying interevent time distribution with exponents usually varying between 1 and 2. We study a simple task-queuing model, which produces bursty time series due to the nontrivial dynamics of the task list. The model is characterised by a priority distribution as an input parameter, which describes the choice procedure from the list. We give exact results on the asymptotic behaviour of the model and we show that the interevent time distribution is power-law decaying for any kind of input distributions that remain normalizable in the infinite list limit, with exponents tunable between 1 and 2. The model satisfies a scaling law between the exponents of interevent time distribution (alpha) and autocorrelation function (beta): alpha + beta = 2. This law is general for renewal processes with power-law decaying interevent time distribution. We conclude that slowly decaying autocorrelation function indicates long-range dependency only if the scaling law is violated.",
doi = "10.1088/1367-2630/15/10/103023",
issn = "13672630",
journal = "New Journal of Physics",
pages = "103203",
title = "{M}odelling bursty time series",
url = "http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/15/10/103023",
volume = "15",
year = "2013",
}