A Multi-Agent Simulator for Infection Spread in a Healthcare Environment

  • Dario EspositoEmail author
  • Davide Schaumann
  • Domenico Camarda
  • Yehuda E. Kalay
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12092)


A Multi-Agent simulator made in Unity 3D is proposed to track the spread of Hospital Acquired Infections transmitted by contact in hospital wards. The tool generates a real-time contamination risk map for both people and spaces, depending on the profile, behavior and activities of virtual agents, the characteristics of pathogens and the role of inanimate objects and places.


Multi-Agent simulation Hospital Acquired Infection Decision Support System 


Author Contributions

Conceptualization, investigation, methodology, formalization and writing D.E.; software, review and editing D.E., D.S.; supervision and project administration D.C. and Y.K. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Esposito
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Schaumann
    • 2
  • Domenico Camarda
    • 1
  • Yehuda E. Kalay
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic University of BariBariItaly
  2. 2.Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell TechNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Technion, Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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