Research Field:

Public Health


The combination of methods from the transport sector and the inclusion of digital technologies enable new applications in the field of public health. In this context, it is possible to take a look at the micro level and to model regions in a targeted manner.

Related Projects / Transfers

  • Agent Based Simulations and Policy Recommandations for Epidemics in the Global South

    The People´s Republic of China was the first region to be affected by a global pandemic outbreak in January 2020. COVID-19 spread quickly around the globe, presenting the international community with new dimensions of economic, social and moral problems. Countries responded by making macroscopic decisions for their nations. The individual regions were not equipped with the appropriate applications to be able to act regionally. Accordingly, micro-management decision support tools could be developed by us to advise the regional decision makers.

    Transfer Project 2:
    Medical Technology

    Status: Before Take Off

Related Publications


Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). Time-continuous and time-discrete SIR models revisited: theory and applications. Advances in Difference Equations, 2020: 556.

Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). An age- and sex-structured SIR model: Theory and an explicit-implicit numerical solution algorithm. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 17, 5752-5801. doi:10.3934/mbe.2020309

Schröder, M., Bossert, A., Kersting, M., Aeffner, S., Coetzee, J., Timme, M., & Schlüter, J. (2021). COVID-19 in South Africa: outbreak despite interventions. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-9.

Schlüter, J. C., Sörensen, L., Bossert, A., Kersting, M., Staab, W., & Wacker, B. (2021). Anticipating the impact of COVID19 and comorbidities on the South African healthcare system by agent-based simulations. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-9.

Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2021). A cubic nonlinear population growth model for single species: theory, an explicit–implicit solution algorithm and applications. Advances in Difference Equations, 2021(1), 1-29. doi:10.1186/s13662-021-03399-5


Bossert, A., Kersting, M., Timme, M., Schröder, M., Feki, A., Coetzee, J., & Schlüter, J. (2021). Limited containment options of COVID-19 outbreak revealed by regional agent-based simulations for South Africa. F1000Research, 10(98), 98.

Kersting, M., Bossert, A., Sörensen, L., Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2021). Predicting effectiveness of countermeasures during the COVID-19 outbreak in South Africa using agent-based simulation. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(1), 1-15.

Wacker, B., Schlüter, J. C.. Qualitative Analysis of Two Systems of Non-Linear First-Order Ordinary Differential Equations for Biological Systems submitted@Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences

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