An Agent-Based Simulation Approach for Government Intervention in Reducing High-Risk HPV

Conference paper
Part of the Agent-Based Social Systems book series (ABSS, volume 15)


This research aims to describe the phenomena of cervical cancer spreading in Indonesia limited to cervical cancer spread caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and proposed agent based as an alternative of decision support system for the government. This model focused on the high-risk HPV infection through human sexual behavior. Literature studies, observation, and depth interview with the experts of oncology were implemented. The agent-based simulation (ABS) illustrates the social and sexual interactions in which the HPV may spread easily. It also allows the interaction that occurred if government interventions were implemented and shows how much these actions affect the number of HPV infections. The results gave significant findings on the importance of the government intervention to prioritize on promotion and socialization program on sexual health practice in Indonesia, before implementing both the HPV vaccination (as a national program), and the improvement of the medical treatment on HPV+ patients.


Decision support system Agent-based simulation Human papillomavirus Infection Sexual behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Teknologi BandungSchool of Business and ManagementBandungIndonesia
  2. 2.School of Business and ManagementInstitut Teknologi BandungBandungIndonesia
  3. 3.Radiotherapy DepartmentDr. Cipto Mangunkusumo HospitalJakartaIndonesia

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