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TitleDengue disease: a multiobjective viewpoint
Author(s)Denysiuk, Roman
Rodrigues, Helena Sofia
Monteiro, M. Teresa T.
Costa, Lino
Espírito Santo, I. A. C. P.
Torres, Delfim F. M.
KeywordsDengue disease
mathematical modelling
evolutionary multiobjective optimization
Issue date2016
PublisherILIRIAS Research Institute
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis
Abstract(s)During the last decades, the global prevalence of dengue progressed dramatically. It is a disease that is now endemic in more than one hundred countries of Africa, America, Asia, and the Western Pacific. In this paper, we present a mathematical model for the dengue disease transmission described by a system of ordinary differential equations and propose a multiobjective approach to find the most effective ways of controlling the disease. We use evolutionary multiobjective optimization (EMO) algorithms to solve the resulting optimization problem, providing the performance comparison of different algorithms. The obtained results show that the multiobjective approach is an effective tool to solve the problem, giving higher quality and wider range of solutions compared to the traditional technique. The obtained trade-offs provide a valuable information about the dynamics of infection transmissions and can be used as an input in the process of planning the intervention measures by the health authorities. Additionally, a suggested hybrid EMO algorithm produces highly superior performance compared to five other state-of-the-art EMO algorithms, being indispensable to efficiently optimize the proposed model.
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