Speaker: Dr. Esteban Lanzarotti (University of Buenos Aires, CONICET, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
In the quest to better understand the transmission dynamics of airborne diseases and the strategies to control its impact, a wide range of simulation models have been developed. Understanding the dynamics of novel diseases with little-known characteristics and unprecedented impacts, generates a need to model multiple aspects with very dissimilar dynamics in a consistent and formal, but also flexible and quick way to study the combined interaction of these aspects. In this talk, I will present agent-based models combining kinematic movement of agents, interaction between them and their surrounding space. These models allow the analysis of different intervention strategies and their efficacy in reducing infections in a population going through an epidemic process driven mainly by airborne contagion.