The development of new modelling approaches for the analysis of the spread of infectious diseases in modern societies is driven by an increasing necessity of predicting the impact of outbreaks of new emerging diseases. Some of these are reintroduced through migratory flows of animals and persons, while others emerge from the evolution of biological pathogens and, in our technological world, the evolution of computer viruses.
After organising the workshop "Epidemics on Networks: Current Trends and Challenges" in 2012, it seemed like a good idea to organise an advanced school that introduces concepts, modelling approaches, and analytical tools that allow students and young researches to deal with current research problems. Topics covered in the courses are:
- Stochastic modelling of epidemics on networks,
- Epidemics on populations with different levels of mixing,
- Modelling human responses in epidemic dynamics,
- Deterministic approaches for epidemic modelling.
The courses will be organized via lectures and problem-solving classes and, although PhD students are the main target audience, everyone interested in mathematical modelling of epidemics is welcome to attend them. Moreover, there will be room for short presentations by participants who wish to present their current research.
The school is organised by the group "Differential Equations, Modelling and Applications" (EDMA) from the University of Girona (UdG) and has financial support from research projects of the Spanish and Catalan governments.
The event will take place at the Escola Politècnica Superior, Building "Edifici P-IV", UdG - Campus de Montilivi, Girona.