A nice thing here is that it should be possible to overlay a dynamic cell-cell contact map on pretty well any agent-based model as an extra data structure (even as a post-processing step), so the insights and methods could be rolled out quite a bit further.
Mental note to self: when making standardized data analysis tools, add this! :-) edit
I've always had this in the back of my mind in my models. All cell agents already record a unique ID and parent cell ID, so lineage tracking should be possible in post-processing. +Hector Gomez
might be interested in any sort of network / topology analysis that mgith be possible with such post-processing of ABMs, since I believe he's interested in this for simulated and real vascular networks. /edit