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Int. J. Environmental and Healthcare Biotechnology, Vol. x, No. x, xxxx 1
Dynamic intimate contact social networks and
Courtney D. Corley', Armin R. Miklerl,
Diane J. Cook2, and Karan Singh3
1Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory, Department
of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas,
Denton, TX, 76203 USA
2Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wash-
ington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164 USA
3Department of Biostatistics, University of North Texas Health
Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 76107 USA
Abstract: Sexually transmitted diseases and infections are, by defini-
tion, transferred among intimate social settings. Although the circum-
stances under which these social settings are established and maintained
may vary, the common prerequisite remains an intimate level of social
atmosphere. For this reason, the development of sexually transmitted
disease mathematical and computational models must utilize dynamic
and evolving social network simulation. This paper presents DynSNIC
(Dynamic Social Network of Intimate Contacts), a computational simu-
lator created to embody the intimate dynamic and evolving social net-
works related to the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and
infections. DynSNIC's utilization by health professionals will facilitate
evaluation of targeted intervention strategies and public health policies.
Keywords: dynamic social network, epidemic interventions, public
health, simulation, computational epidemiology
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Corley, Mikler,
Cook, and Singh (2007) 'Dynamic intimate contact social networks and
epidemic interventions', Int. J. Environmental and Healthcare Biotech-
nology, Vol. x, No. x, pp.xxx-xxx.
Biographical notes: Mr. Courtney D. Corley is a doctoral candi-
date in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the
University of North Texas. Mr. Corley received his B.S. and M.S. de-
grees in Computer Science from the University of North Texas in 2004
and 2006 respectively. His research interests include dynamic social net-
works, health informatics, mathematical modeling and natural language
Armin R. Mikler received his Diploma in Informatics from Fachhochschule
Darmstadt, Germany in 1988. After spending one year as a Fulbright
exchange student at Iowa State University (ISU), he joined ISU as a
graduate student and received his MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science
in 1990 and 1995 respectively. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as a post-
doctoral research associate in the Scalable Computing Laboratory at
Ames Laboratory, USDOE. In 1997, Dr. Mikler joined the faculty in
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Corley, Courtney; Mikler, Armin R.; Cook, Diane J., 1963- & Singh, Karan P. Dynamic intimate contact social networks and epidemic interventions, article, 2008; [Geneva, Switzerland]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc132993/m1/1/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.