Modeling Disease Spreading on Complex Networks

Xiangjie Kong1, Yu Qi1, Xiumiao Song1 and Guojiang Shen2,3

  1. School of Software, Dalian University of Technology
    Dalian 116620, China,,
  2. State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University
    Hangzhou 310027, China
  3. Key Laboratory of System Control and Information Processing
    Ministry of Education, Shanghai 200240, China


Based on complex network approach, a contact network model with scale-free property is built. By analyzing the fact data of H1N1 influenza provided by Beijing Health Bureau, contact tracing mechanism is used to research H1N1 virus transmission dynamics with this model. Furthermore, the contact tracing coefficient and random checking coefficient are studied to analyze their impact on the peak value of new infections and cumulative number of infections. The simulation result fits well with the statistical data. It shows that the model built in this paper is valid and complex network model to simulate the epidemics of H1N1 influenza is feasible.

Key words

complex network, disease spreading, scale-free, contact network, contact tracing

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Volume 8, Issue 4 (October 2011)
Cyber-Physical Networks and Software
Year of Publication: 2011
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Kong, X., Qi, Y., Song, X., Shen, G.: Modeling Disease Spreading on Complex Networks. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1129-1141. (2011),