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Spatio-Temporal Point Processes: Methods and Applications

This chapter is concerned with the analysis of data whose basic format is (xi, ti) : i = 1, . . . , n, where each xi denotes the location and ti the corresponding time of occurrence of an event of interest. We shall assume that the data form a complete record of all events which occur within a pre-specified spatial region A and a prespecified time-interval, (0, T ). We call a data-set of this kind a spatio-temporal point pattern, and the underlying stochastic model for the data a spatio-temporal point process.