Научный журнал Моделирование, оптимизация и информационные технологииThe scientific journal Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology
cетевое издание
issn 2310-6018

Simulation of epidemics: agent-based approach

idAgeeva A.F.

UDC 004.94, 616.9
DOI: 10.26102/2310-6018/2020.30.3.030

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The consequences of the epidemics can be extremely negative, causing significant social and economic losses. The perspectivity of using agent-based models for these purposes are substantiated using agent-based models of epidemics developed by foreign researchers as examples. An analysis of the architecture of agent-based models of epidemics is carried out, which allows determining the key components for modeling epidemic processes. The advantages of the agent-based approach of simulation are identified, which allow modeling the dynamics of the infectious diseases spread in a heterogeneous synthetic population as close to real society as possible, as well as reproducing numbers of patterns and mechanisms of transmission of specific contagious diseases, taking into account demographic, socio-economic and spatial factors. Applying the agent-based approach provides an opportunity to study the progression of epidemic and infectious processes at a micro-level, as well as run scenarios of epidemic outbreaks, test varied strategies for controlling the epidemic, and assess the impact of multicomponent intervention strategies on the epidemic dynamics.

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Ageeva Alina F.
Email: ageevaalina@yandex.ru


Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Moscow, Russian Federation

Keywords: agent-based modeling, computational epidemiology, agent-based models of the epidemic spread, modeling

For citation: Ageeva A.F. Simulation of epidemics: agent-based approach. Modeling, Optimization and Information Technology. 2020;8(3). Available from: https://moit.vivt.ru/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Ageeva_3_20_1.pdf DOI: 10.26102/2310-6018/2020.30.3.030 (In Russ).


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