Simulating for a crisis is far more than creating a simulation of a crisis situation. In order for a simulation to be useful during a crisis, it should be created within the space of a few days to allow decision makers to use it as quickly as possible. Furthermore, during a crisis the aim is not to optimize justContinue reading “Our book “Social Simulation for a Crisis” is out now”
On 23 April, the Swedish broadcaster TV4 run a piece on the work of ASSOCC in their evening news program showing how social simulation provides insights into the impact of corona pandemic policy interventions. You can watch it here: https://www.tv4play.se/program/nyheterna/nyheterna-1900-23-april-2021-s%C3%A4song-2021/13336311 (starts at 14:35)
Join us on Tuesday 16th March (9:30 – 12:40 CET) for a session on Modelling for Crises in times of Crisis, as part of SocSimFesT 2021 All information and schedule: simassocc.org/assocc-at-socsimfest2021/ Session organizers: Amineh Ghorbani, Frank Dignum, Harko Verhagen, Fabian Lorig, Paul Davidsson, Lois Vanhee (correspondence: email@example.com)
by Prof. Dr. Frank Dignum, Umeå University This week we been able to contribute to the discussion of the usefulness of track and trace apps in the Netherlands. Our results show that by themselves these apps have none or minimal effect on the spread of the virus. Besides all legal, constitutional and ethical issues, theirContinue reading “Mathematics vs. social models: how to understand the sociology of corona virus spread”
As several other countries, the Netherlands is considering employing track and trace apps as part of the exit strategy for the current coronavirus related strategy. Using the ASSOCC simulation, we have developed a few scenarios to show that in themselves these apps will have minimal effect. A combination of social and technical strategies is needed.Continue reading “Simulation of effect of corona apps”
What are potential results of different testing strategies? You can now download and run the complete software for the ‘testing strategies‘ scenario. Check here how!
The magazine of the Technical University Delft, TU Delta, has a very interesting article on ASSOCC, focussing on the simulation of the impact of cultural differences on the current crisis. This research component of ASSOCC is led by Dr. Amineh Ghorbani from TU Delft and was made possible by a small grant from the AIContinue reading “In the News: TU Delta”
We have now completed 4 simple scenarios meant as illustration of the features of ASSOCC. These are available in the Scenarios page. Netlogo versions can be downloaded from the github. You can then experiment or extend these scenarios.
Umeå University has published an article about ASSOCC which has been taken over by several news servers: https://www.umu.se/en/news/new-tool-exploring-different-paths-the-corona-pandemic-may-take_9041922/