Journal article

On spatial thinning-replacement processes based on Voronoi cells

KA Borovkov, DA Odell

ADVANCES IN APPLIED PROBABILITY | APPLIED PROBABILITY TRUST | Published : 2007

Abstract

We introduce a new class of spatial-temporal point processes based on Voronoi tessellations. At each step of such a process, a point is chosen at random according to a distribution determined by the associated Voronoi cells. The point is then removed, and a new random point is added to the configuration. The dynamics are simple and intuitive and could be applied to modelling natural phenomena. We prove ergodicity of these processes under wide conditions. © Applied Probability Trust 2007.