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AScore - Developing a Cockpit for Regional Pandemic Management in Germany with Agent-Based Social Simulation

Martin Memmel; Jan Ole Berndt; Ingo Timm
In: Manfred Schrenk; Vasily V. Popovich; Peter Zeile; Pietro Elisei; Clemens Beyer; Judith Ryser; Gernot Stoeglehner (Hrsg.). Proceedings of REAL CORP 2021. International Conference on Urban Planning, Regional Development and Information Society (REAL CORP-2021), Creating Habitats for the 3rd Millenium, September 7-10, Vienna, Austria, Pages 65-75, CORP - Competence Center of Urban and Regional Planning, 9/2021.


Managing the COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge for decision-makers in crisis staffs, especially on a regional level. Decisions on intervention measures to contain a pandemic must be made promptly and under uncertainty. The project AScore aims at supporting decision-makers by means of an information management cockpit that intertwines smart city technologies and agent-based simulation. This paper introduces the project, outlines the concept and architecture of that cockpit, and presents first use cases and results. It shows what data and analysis functionality is important in pandemic crisis management and how social simulation can inform decision-makers about what intervention measures to put in place for containing a pandemic on a local level - as well as when and how to lift them.


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