Large Scale Daily Contacts and Mobility Model - an Individual-Based Countrywide Simulation Study for Poland
AbstractIn this study we describe a simulation platform used to create a virtual society of Poland, with a particular emphasis on contact patterns arising from daily commuting to schools or workplaces. In order to reproduce the map of contacts, we are using a geo-referenced Agent Based Model. Within this framework, we propose a set of different stochastic algorithms, utilizing available aggregated census data. Based on this model system, we present selected statistical analysis, such as the accessibility of schools or the location of rescue service units. This platform will serve as a base for further large scale epidemiological and transportation simulation studies. However, the first approach to a simple, country-wide transportation model is also presented here. The application scope of the platform extends beyond the simulations of epidemic or transportation, and pertains to any situation where there are no easily available means, other than computer simulations, to conduct large scale investigations of complex population dynamics.
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Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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Agent Based Model; Educational Availability; Daily Commuting; Social Network; Virtual Society Simulations;
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- Rakowski, Franciszek & Gruziel, Magdalena & Bieniasz-Krzywiec, Łukasz & Radomski, Jan P., 2010. "Influenza epidemic spread simulation for Poland — a large scale, individual based model study," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(16), pages 3149-3165.
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