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dc.contributor.authorMontañola Sales, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorPrats Soler, Clara
dc.contributor.authorCardona, Pere-Joan
dc.contributor.authorGilabert, Joan-Francesc
dc.contributor.authorLópez Codina, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorVilaplana, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorCasanovas Garcia, Josep
dc.contributor.authorValls Ribas, Joaquim
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Física
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Estadística i Investigació Operativa
dc.identifier.citationMontañola-Sales, C., Prats, C., Cardona, PJ., Gilabert, JF., Lopez, D., Vilaplana, C., Casanovas, J., Valls, J. Modeling tuberculosis transmission in urban cities through agent-based simulation: the case of Barcelona. A: ACM Celebration of Women in Computing. "womENcourage 2017: accepted posters 2017". New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017, p. 1.
dc.description.abstractTuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases. About one-third of the world’s population is infected with tuberculosis bacteria. Understanding the dynamics of transmission at different spatial scales is critical to progress in its control. We present an agent-based model for tuberculosis epidemics in Barcelona, which has an observatory on this disease. Our model considers high heterogeneity within the population, including risk factors for developing an active disease, and it tracks the individual behavior once diagnosed. We incorporated the immunodeficiency and smoking/alcoholism, as well as the individual’s origin (foreigner or not) for its contagion and infection as risks factors. We implemented the model in Netlogo, a useful tool for interaction with physicians. However, the platform has some computational limitations, and we propose a solution to overcome them.
dc.format.extent1 p.
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ciències de la salut::Medicina::Anatomia i fisiologia humana
dc.subject.otheragent-based simulation
dc.titleModeling tuberculosis transmission in urban cities through agent-based simulation: the case of Barcelona
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. BIOCOM-SC - Grup de Biologia Computacional i Sistemes Complexos
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. IMP - Information Modeling and Processing
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMontañola-Sales, C.; Prats, C.; Cardona, PJ.; Gilabert, JF.; Lopez, D.; Vilaplana, C.; Casanovas, J.; Valls, J.
local.citation.contributorACM Celebration of Women in Computing
local.citation.pubplaceNew York
local.citation.publicationNamewomENcourage 2017: accepted posters 2017

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