Session

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00 to 18:45
Ecoepidemiological Simulation as a Serious Game Engine Module
Abstract: 
The integration of an agent-based simulation model as a component of a game engine for serious games targeting prevention and health promotion in the context of infectious diseases is described. It is argued that a combination of agent-based modelling and serious games can help provide a more realistic picture of disease spread than conventional ecoepidemiological models by facilitating the integration of more detailed multidisciplinary expert knowledge. In addition, agent-based simulations provide engaging game mechanics, thereby fostering citizen engagement in the collection of up-to-date real-world data which can be used to improve the model.
Masood Masoodian's picture
Masood Masoodian
Aalto University (FI)
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Saturnino Luz
University of Edinburgh (UK)