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Partially Observable Reinforcement Learning for Sustainable Active Surveillance

  • Hechang Chen
  • Bo Yang
  • Jiming Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11062)

Abstract

Active surveillance is the most effective strategy in the applications of infectious disease prevention, road network optimization, crime reconnaissance, etc. However, the incomplete data collected from partially monitored regions by active surveillance disables existing models to maintain a sustainable performance in the future. To address this issue, this article presents a sustainable active surveillance framework (SAS), which consists of a predictor, a classifier, and a planner, by developing a novel partially observable reinforcement learning algorithm. The predictor estimates priorities of candidate regions for monitoring. The classifier assigns candidate regions with similar features into the same groups, so that the data collected from monitored regions can be shared with unmonitored regions within the group. The planner determines where and when to allocate limited resources, considering the outcomes of available resources and model sustainability. An empirical case study on infectious disease prevention showed that the proposed SAS method significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art methods.

Keywords

Sustainable active surveillance Resources allocation Reinforcement learning Neural networks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Computer Science and TechnologyJilin UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge EngineeringMinistry of EducationChangchunChina
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina

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