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Research Article

Little Italy: An Agent-Based Approach to the Estimation of Contact Patterns- Fitting Predicted Matrices to Serological Data

  • Fabrizio Iozzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

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  • Francesco Trusiano,

    Affiliation: Department of Computational Social Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Matteo Chinazzi,

    Affiliation: Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

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  • Francesco C. Billari,

    Affiliation: Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

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  • Emilio Zagheni,

    Affiliation: Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America

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  • Stefano Merler,

    Affiliation: Predictive Models for Biomedicine & Environment, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento Povo, Italy

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  • Marco Ajelli,

    Affiliation: Predictive Models for Biomedicine & Environment, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento Povo, Italy

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  • Emanuele Del Fava,

    Affiliation: Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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  • Piero Manfredi mail

    manfredi@ec.unipi.it

    Affiliation: Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Applicata all'Economia, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

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  • Published: December 02, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001021

About the Authors

Fabrizio Iozzi
Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Francesco Trusiano
Department of Computational Social Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
Matteo Chinazzi
Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy
Francesco C. Billari
Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Emilio Zagheni
Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California, United States of America
Stefano Merler, Marco Ajelli
Predictive Models for Biomedicine & Environment, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento Povo, Italy
Emanuele Del Fava
Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
Piero Manfredi
Dipartimento di Statistica e Matematica Applicata all'Economia, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: manfredi@ec.unipi.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FI FT MC FCB SM MA PM. Performed the experiments: FI FT MC SM MA. Analyzed the data: EZ EDF PM. Wrote the paper: FI PM. Design of the paper: PM.