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Modeling complex systems: A case study of compartmental models in epidemiology

@inproceedings{Kollepara2021ModelingCS,
  title={Modeling complex systems: A case study of compartmental models in epidemiology},
  author={Pratyush K. Kollepara and Alexander F. Siegenfeld and Yaneer Bar-Yam},
  year={2021}
}
Compartmental epidemic models have been widely used for predicting the course of epidemics, from estimating the basic reproduction number to guiding intervention policies. Studies commonly acknowledge these models’ assumptions but less often justify their validity in the specific context in which they are being used. Our purpose is not to argue for specific alternatives or modifications to compartmental models, but rather to show how assumptions can constrain model outcomes to a narrow portion… 

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