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Urgent Epidemic Control Mechanism for Aviation Networks

  • Chengbin Peng
  • Shengbin Wang
  • Meixia Shi
  • Xiaogang Jin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 124)

Abstract

In the current century, the highly developed transportation system can not only boost the economy, but also greatly accelerate the spreading of epidemics. While some epidemic diseases may infect quite a number of people ahead of our awareness, the health care resources such as vaccines and the medical staff are usually locally or even globally insufficient. In this research, with the network of major aviation routes as an example, we present a method to determine the optimal locations to allocate the medical service in order to minimize the impact of the infectious disease with limited resources. Specifically, we demonstrate that when the medical resources are insufficient, we should concentrate our efforts on the travelers with the objective of effectively controlling the spreading rate of the epidemic diseases.

Keywords

Epidemic Control Aviation Networks SIS Model 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengbin Peng
    • 1
  • Shengbin Wang
    • 2
  • Meixia Shi
    • 3
  • Xiaogang Jin
    • 4
  1. 1.Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering DivisionKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalKingdom of Saudi Arabia
  2. 2.Rutgers Business SchoolRutgers UniversityNewarkUSA
  3. 3.College of Environmental and Resource SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPR China
  4. 4.Institute of Artificial Intelligence, College of Computer ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouPR China

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