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UTLDR: an agent-based framework for modeling infectious diseases and public interventions

Rossetti G., Milli L., Citraro S., Morini V.

Epidemics  Compartmental models  Activity Driven Networks  Agent-based Modelling 

Nowadays, due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, epidemic modelling is experiencing a constantly growing interest from researchers of heterogeneous fields of study. Indeed, the vast literature on computational epidemiology offers solid grounds for analytical studies and the definition of novel models aimed at both predictive and prescriptive scenario descriptions. To ease the access to diffusion modelling, several programming libraries and tools have been proposed during the last decade: however, to the best of our knowledge, none of them is explicitly designed to allow its users to integrate public interventions in their model. In this work, we introduce UTLDR, a framework that can simulate the effects of several public interventions (and their combinations) on the unfolding of epidemic processes. UTLDR enables the design of compartmental models incrementally and to simulate them over complex interaction network topologies. Moreover, it allows integrating external information on the analyzed population (e.g., age, gender, geographical allocation, and mobility patterns. . . ) and to use it to stratify and refine the designed model. After introducing the framework, we provide a few case studies to underline its flexibility and expressive power.

Source: ISTI Working Papers, 2020

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BibTeX entry
	title = {UTLDR: an agent-based framework for modeling infectious diseases and public interventions},
	author = {Rossetti G. and Milli L. and Citraro S. and Morini V.},
	institution = {ISTI Working Papers, 2020},
	year = {2020}