Lunedì 27 Febbraio, ore 15:00 - Seminario di Dipartimento - prof. Bruno Buonomo "Vaccination modeling in behavioral change frameworks"
Luogo: Aula F - Plesso di Matematica - Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche
Relatore: prof. Bruno Buonomo, Università di Napoli Federico II
Titolo: Vaccination modeling in behavioral change frameworks
Il seminario è rivolto a tutti gli interessati, studenti e docenti.
Vaccines are a key tool in disease prevention and control since mass vaccination has been successful to control or eliminate the disease in many parts of the world.
Nevertheless, in many countries a decline in vaccination coverage for several diseases can be observed. In some cases this is a consequences of debates over vaccination and vaccine side–effects.
When vaccination is compulsory, the classical theory of epidemic models has been proved adequate to describe the transmission of the disease. However, when the vaccination is made on voluntary basis, the human factor must be taken into account and the particle–based approach of the classical theory is no longer satisfactory. In this case new mathematical models are necessary to describe the behavioral component of the vaccination and the relative feedback on the evolution of a vaccine preventable disease
In this talk, I will discuss the intriguing dynamics that arises when infectious disease transmission is studied in behavioral change frameworks, with special focus to information-dependent models. Several examples will be presented, together with new developments in the field.
Organizzatrice: prof.ssa Maria Groppi (Università di Parma)