dc.contributor.authorMei, Shan.
dc.contributor.authorSloot, Peter M. A.
dc.contributor.authorQuax, Rick.
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Yifan.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Weiping.
dc.identifier.citationMei, S., Sloot, P. M. A., Quax, R., Zhu, Y., & Wang, W. (2009). Complex agent networks explaining the HIV epidemic among homosexual men in Amsterdam. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 80(5), 1018-1030.en_US
dc.description.abstractSimulating the spreading of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic requires a detailed description of the population network, especially for small populations in which individuals can be represented in detail and accuracy. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a complex agent network (CAN) to model the HIV epidemic by combining multi-agent systems and complex networks, in which agents represent individuals who can have sexual interactions. The applicability of CANs is demonstrated by constructing and executing a detailed HIV epidemic model for men who have sex with men (MSM) in Amsterdam, including a distinction between steady and casual relationships. We focus on MSM contacts because they play an important role in HIV epidemics and have been tracked in Amsterdam for a long time. Our experiments show good correspondence between the historical data of the Amsterdam cohort study and the simulation results.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMathematics and computers in simulationen_US
dc.rights© 2009 IMACS.en_US
dc.titleComplex agent networks explaining the HIV epidemic among homosexual men in Amsterdamen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Computer Engineeringen_US

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