Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1-2014

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Source Publication

ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation

Source ISSN

1049-3301

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1145/2501602; PubMed Central: PMCID 4207128

Abstract

We describe the design and prototype implementation of Indemics (_Interactive; Epi_demic; _Simulation;)—a modeling environment utilizing high-performance computing technologies for supporting complex epidemic simulations. Indemics can support policy analysts and epidemiologists interested in planning and control of pandemics. Indemics goes beyond traditional epidemic simulations by providing a simple and powerful way to represent and analyze policy-based as well as individual-based adaptive interventions. Users can also stop the simulation at any point, assess the state of the simulated system, and add additional interventions. Indemics is available to end-users via a web-based interface.

Detailed performance analysis shows that Indemics greatly enhances the capability and productivity of simulating complex intervention strategies with a marginal decrease in performance. We also demonstrate how Indemics was applied in some real case studies where complex interventions were implemented.

Comments

Accepted version. ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Vol. 24, No. 1 (January 2014). DOI. © Association for Computing Machinery 2014. Used with permission.

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