Infectious hospital agents: A HAI spreading simulation framework

Róbert Pethes, Tamás Ferenci, L. Kovács

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Infectious Hospital Agents (IHA) is an individual-based simulation framework that is able to model wide range of infection spreading scenarios in the hospital environment. The simulations are agent-based simulations driven by stochastic events, the evolution of the model is tracked in discrete time. Our aim was to build a general, customisable and extensible simulation environment for the domain of Hospital-Associated Infections (HAIs). The system is designed in Object Oriented fashion, and the implementation is in C++. In this paper, the authors describe the motivations and the background of the framework, sketch the conceptual framework, and present a demonstration example.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-110
Number of pages16
JournalActa Polytechnica Hungarica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Agent-based simulation
  • Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • Hospital simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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