On an Individual-Based Model for Infectious Disease Outbreaks

  • Pierpaolo Vittorini
  • Ferdinando di Orio
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 222)


The mathematical modelling of infectious diseases is a large research area with a wide literature. In the recent past, most of the scientific contributions focused on compartmental models. However, the increasing computing power is pushing towards the development of individual models that consider the disease transmission and evolution at a very fine-grained level. In the paper, the authors give a short state of the art of compartmental models, summarise one of the most know individual models, and describe a generalization and a simulation algorithm.


computational epidemiology infectious diseases statistical models computer simulations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dep. of Life, Health and Environmental SciencesUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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