Complex Sciences. Second International Conference, COMPLEX 2012, Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 5-7, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Assessing the Spatial Impact on an Agent-Based Modeling of Epidemic Control: Case of Schistosomiasis

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_6,
        author={Papa Cisse and Jean Dembele and Moussa Lo and Christophe Cambier},
        title={Assessing the Spatial Impact on an Agent-Based Modeling of Epidemic Control: Case of Schistosomiasis},
        proceedings={Complex Sciences. Second International Conference, COMPLEX 2012, Santa Fe, NM, USA, December 5-7, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={COMPLEX},
        year={2013},
        month={11},
        keywords={Complex systems mathematical modeling ODE Agent-based modeling Simulation Schistosomiasis Epidemic control},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_6}
    }
    
  • Papa Cisse
    Jean Dembele
    Moussa Lo
    Christophe Cambier
    Year: 2013
    Assessing the Spatial Impact on an Agent-Based Modeling of Epidemic Control: Case of Schistosomiasis
    COMPLEX
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03473-7_6
Papa Cisse,*, Jean Dembele,*, Moussa Lo,*, Christophe Cambier1,*
  • 1: UMMISCO
*Contact email: papaaliounecisse@yahoo.fr, jean-marie.dembele@ugb.edu.sn, moussa.lo@ugb.edu.sn, christophe.cambier@ird.fr

Abstract

Given that most mathematical models of schistosomiasis are based on ordinary differential equations (ODE) and therefore do not take into account the spatial dimension of the schistosomiasis spread, we use an agent-based modeling approach to assess environmental impact on the modeling of this phenomenon. We show that taking into account the environment in the modeling process somehow affects the control policies that must be established according to the environmental characteristics of each system that is meant to be studied.