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Association for Computing Machinery

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ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation

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doi: 10.1145/2501602; PubMed Central: PMCID 4207128


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.


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