Modeling and Simulation for the Spread of H1N1 Influenza in School Using Artificial Societies

  • Wei Duan
  • Zhidong Cao
  • Yuanzheng Ge
  • Xiaogang Qiu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6749)


According to the outbreak of H1N1 influenza on campus in Langfang city, Hebei province, at north of China in 2009, this paper constructed an artificial society model of the school, and simulated the spread of H1N1 influenza at the fifth floor in dormitory building. Firstly, it built the geographic environment model in accordance with the real dormitory building and a social relationship network model, including classmates, roommates and playmates. Secondly, it designed the behaviors and activities of students during a day, and built role based agent models of student. Each agent student had three roles, which were susceptible, infectious and recovered student. Finally, it conducted simulation experiments to compare the emergency measures of segregating non-classmates and segregating non-roommates.


Public Health Security Modeling and Simulation H1N1 Influenza Emergency Management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Duan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhidong Cao
    • 2
  • Yuanzheng Ge
    • 1
  • Xiaogang Qiu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Mechatronics Engineering and AutomationNational University of Defense TechnologyChangshaChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Complex Systems and Intelligence Science Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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