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Article: On Optimal Screening and Quarantining Policy in a Network of Prisons

TitleOn Optimal Screening and Quarantining Policy in a Network of Prisons
Authors
KeywordsHIV
Prison system
Epidemic model
Equilibrium point
Newton's method
Issue Date2007
PublisherInternational Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.intlpress.com/CIS/
Citation
Communications in Information and Systems, 2007, v. 7 n. 4, p. 313-336 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper, we propose mathematical models for the spread of HIV in a network of prisons. We study the effect of both screening prisoners and quarantining infectives. Efficient algorithms based on Newton's method are then developed for computing the equilibrium values of the infectives in each prison. We also give an optimization formulation for obtaining the optimal screening and quarantine policy. The models and algorithms developed can be extended to model the spread of a disease in a general network of connected zones.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75308
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dc.contributor.authorBai, ZJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChing, WKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCong, Yen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, TWen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T07:09:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T07:09:54Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCommunications in Information and Systems, 2007, v. 7 n. 4, p. 313-336en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1526-7555en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/75308-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we propose mathematical models for the spread of HIV in a network of prisons. We study the effect of both screening prisoners and quarantining infectives. Efficient algorithms based on Newton's method are then developed for computing the equilibrium values of the infectives in each prison. We also give an optimization formulation for obtaining the optimal screening and quarantine policy. The models and algorithms developed can be extended to model the spread of a disease in a general network of connected zones.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherInternational Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.intlpress.com/CIS/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofCommunications in Information and Systemsen_HK
dc.rightsCommunications in Information and Systems. Copyright © International Press.en_HK
dc.subjectHIV-
dc.subjectPrison system-
dc.subjectEpidemic model-
dc.subjectEquilibrium point-
dc.subjectNewton's method-
dc.titleOn Optimal Screening and Quarantining Policy in a Network of Prisonsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailBai, ZJ: zjbai@xmu.edu.cnen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChing, WK: wching@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailCong, Y: congyang@hkusua.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, TW: ntw@maths.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChing, WK=rp00679en_HK
dc.identifier.authorityNg, TW=rp00768en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.4310/CIS.2007.v7.n4.a1-
dc.identifier.hkuros141908en_HK
dc.identifier.volume7-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage313-
dc.identifier.epage336-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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