Data management in epiGraph COVID-19 epidemic simulator

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The transmission of COVID-19 through a population depends on many factors which model, incorporate, and integrate a large number of heterogeneous data sources. The work we describe in this paper focuses on the data management aspect of EpiGraph, a scalable agent-based virus-propagation simulator. We describe the data acquisition and pre-processing tasks that are necessary to map the data to the different models implemented in EpiGraph in a way that is efficient and comprehensible. We also report on post-processing, analysis, and visualization of the outputs, tasks that are fundamental to make the simulation results useful for the final users. Our simulator captures complex interactions between social processes, virus characteristics, travel patterns, climate, vaccination, and non-pharmaceutical interventions. We end by demonstrating the entire pipeline with one evaluation for Spain for the third COVID wave starting on December 27th of 2020.
epidemiological simulation, COVID-19, heterogeneous, data processing, parallel tool
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Guzmán, M., Durán, C., Marinescu, M.C., Delgado, C., Gómez, D., Carretero, J., Singh, D. (2021). Data management in epiGraph COVID-19 epidemic simulator. EasyChair: the world for scientits.