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Dear Colleagues welcome to Theoretical_Geography_VVOIP_Debates website and the upcoming online colloquium titled:

Current Debate 3.10
3rd Debate COVID-19 Forecast and Prediction
June 26th-27th, 2020

Debate 3.7. - 2019–nCoV, March 20th-21st, 2020
Debate 3.8 - COVID-19 by the Numbers, Modes, Big Data, and Reality, April 24th-25th, 2020
Proceedings of Past Debates
COVID-19 by the Numbers, Models, Big Data, and Reality - April 24th - 25th, 2020
# Lecturer Name Lecture Title
1 Victoria Lopez, Madrid University
A COVID-19 mathematical model based on Flow Networks and SIR.[18]
2 Axel Branderburg, KTH Stockholm Piecewise quadratic growth during the 2019 novel coronavirus epidemic.[19]
3 Alessio Muscillo, University of Sienna
Disease spreading in social networks and unintended consequences of weak social distancing.[20]
4 Marco Paggi, IMT School, Lucca Simulation of Covid-19 epidemic evolution: are compartmental models really predictive?[21]
5 Venkatesha Prasad, Delft University
A simple Stochastic SIR model for COVID-19.[22]
6 Ali Nasseri, British Columbia University
Planning as Inference in Epidemiological Dynamic Models.[23]
7 Anand Sahasranaman, Imperial College London
Data and models of COVID-19 in India.[24]
8 V. K. Jindal, Penjab University COVID-19 – a realistic model for saturation, growth and decay of the India specific disease.[25]
9 Sebastian Gonçalves, Physics Institute
Trends and Urban scaling in the COVID-19 pandemic.[26]
10 Josimar Chire, ICMC Brasil
Social Sensors to Monitor COVID-19 South American Countries.[27]
COVID-19 Forecast and Prediction - May 15th -16th, 2020
# Lecturer Name
Lecture Title
1 David S. Jones, Harvard University History in a Crisis—Lessons for Covid-19
2 Christofer Brandt, Universität Greifswald
Transparent comparison and prediction of corona numbers
3 Gaetano Perone, University of Bergamo An Arima Model to Forecast the Spread and the final size of COVID-2019 Epidemic in Italy
4 Keno Krewer, Max Planck Institute
Time-resolving an ongoing outbreak with Fourier analysis
5 Gerry Killeen, University College Cork
Pushing past the tipping points in containment trajectories of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemics: A simple arithmetic rationale for crushing the curve instead of merely flattening it.
6 Michael Li, University of Alberta Why it is difficulty to make accurate predictions of COVID-19 epidemics?
7 V.K. Jindal, Panjab University
COVID-19 Primary and secondary infection as order parameter – a unifying global model.
8 Ashis Das, World Bank
Rapid development of an open-access artificial intelligence decision support tool for CoVID-19 mortality prediction
9 Fulgensia Mbabazi, Busitema University
A Mathematical Model Approach for Prevention and Intervention Measures of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda

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Debate 3.10: Organizational Committee

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Topics of COVID-19 Forecast and Prediction

The topic of the COVID-19 Forecast and Prediction is the interdisciplinary scientific overview of a novel strain of coronavirus and its forecast and prediction.


3rd Debate COVID-19, Forecast and Prediction, June 26th - 27th, 2020
# Lecturer Name Lecture Title
1 Maziar Nekovee, Sussex University Understanding the spreading patterns of COVID-19 in UK and its impact on exit strategies.
2 Martijn J. Hoogeveen, Open Universiteit Pollen Explains Flu-like & Covid-19 Seasonality: developing a predictive model
3 Henrik Hult, KTH Estimates of the proportion of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals in Sweden
4 Reyer Garlagh, Tilburg University Closed-Form Solutions for Optimal Social Distancing in a SIR Model of COVID-19 Suppression
5 Francesco Piazza, CNRS-Orleans COVID-19: The unreasonable effectiveness of simple models
6 Benjamin Ambrosio, Universite du Havre On a coupled time-dependent SIR models fitting with New York and New-Jersey states COVID-19 data
7 Konstantinos Gkiotsalitis, U of Twente Optimal frequency setting of metro services in the age of COVID-19 distancing measures
8 Beatrize Soane, Sorbonne Université A Scaling Approach to Estimate the COVID-19 Rate of Infections.
9 Bernateta Cerrutti, Independent Did lockdowns serve their purpose?
10 Oliver Johnson, Bristol University Using non-standard measures of population density to predict the spread of COVID-19
11 Subir Das, JNCASR Spread of COVID-19: How robust are the universal features?
12 Andrew Hart, University of Chile An agent-based model for COVID-19, lockdown in Santiago and the reproduction Matrix

Dates to Observe

The colloquium will take place on June 26th through 27th, 2020.

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COVID-19 Forecast and Prediction
Debate 3.10: June 26th - 27th, 2020
COVID-19 Debate

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