Building commuting flows for an agent based disease spreading simulation system based on aggregated information

Hung Jui Chang, Wei Ping Goh, Shu Chen Tsai, Ting Yu Lin, Chien Chi Chang, Mei Lien Pan, Da Wei Wang, Tsan Sheng Hsu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In the kernel of an agent-based disease-spreading simulation system, the key factor is the commuting flows of students and workers during weekdays, which gives the movement of people between their residents and offices/schools. During commuting, people who lived in different areas mixed, which increases the spatial spreading of the virus temporally. It is difficult to extract the exact flow from data such as the census. However, small-scale survey examples and aggregated information, such as the size of schools and dormitories and transportation utilization, are known. Using the above, together with information on transportation routes and public transits, in this paper, we give a method based on the well-known flow conservation principle to construct a commuting flow in Taiwan. Validations are given to show such constructed data to fairly describe the real flow by observing our simulation system’s behaviors against what happened in previous pandemics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIMULTECH 2023 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
EditorsGerd Wagner, Frank Werner, Floriano De Rango
PublisherScience and Technology Publications, Lda
Pages303-310
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789897586682
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event13th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 202314 Jul 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2184-2841

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications, SIMULTECH 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period12/07/2314/07/23

Keywords

  • Agent-Based Model
  • Commuting Flow
  • Disease Spreading
  • Simulation System

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