A Novel Small-World Model

Using Social Mirror Identities for Epidemic Simulations

Chung Yuan Huang, Chuen Tsai Sun, ji Lung Hsieh, yi Ming Arthur Chen, Holin Lin

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Abstract

The authors propose a small-world network model that combines cellular automata with the social mirror identities of daily-contact networks for purposes of performing epidemiological simulations. The social mirror identity concept was established to integrate human long-distance movement and daily visits to fixed locations. After showing that the model is capable of displaying such small-world effects as low degree of separation and relatively high degree of clustering on a societal level, the authors offer proof of its ability to display R 0 properties—considered central to all epidemiological studies. To test their model, they simulated the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-699
Number of pages29
JournalSimulation
Volume81
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • cellular automata
  • multiagent system
  • network-based epidemic simulations
  • public health policy
  • small-world network model
  • Social mirror identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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A Novel Small-World Model : Using Social Mirror Identities for Epidemic Simulations. / Huang, Chung Yuan; Sun, Chuen Tsai; Hsieh, ji Lung; Chen, yi Ming Arthur; Lin, Holin.

In: Simulation, Vol. 81, No. 10, 01.01.2005, p. 671-699.

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Huang, Chung Yuan ; Sun, Chuen Tsai ; Hsieh, ji Lung ; Chen, yi Ming Arthur ; Lin, Holin. / A Novel Small-World Model : Using Social Mirror Identities for Epidemic Simulations. In: Simulation. 2005 ; Vol. 81, No. 10. pp. 671-699.
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