SCHNAPS: A Generic Population-based Simulator for Public Health Purposes

Audrey Durand, Christian Gagné, Marc-André Gardner, François Rousseau, Yves Giguère and Daniel Reinharz

Abstract - In this paper, we present SCHNAPS, a generic simulator designed for health care modelling and simulations, parametrizable by configuration files and usable by non-programmers such as public health specialists. SCHNAPS is a population-based simulator, using hybrid-state agents to simulate time-driven models. Its software architecture integrates some fundamental object oriented concepts to facilitate further developments and extensions. The proposed approach aims at narrowing the gap between the simulation model and the conceptual modelling made by public health specialists. Current work on osteoporosis, under evaluation by health care specialists, is also presented as a real use case.

download document


    author    = { Audrey Durand and Christian Gagné and Marc-André Gardner and François Rousseau and Yves Giguère and Daniel Reinharz },
    title     = { SCHNAPS: A Generic Population-based Simulator for Public Health Purposes },
    booktitle = { Proc. of Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 2010) },
    pages     = { 182-189 },
    year      = { 2010 },
    month     = { 12-14 July },
    location  = { Ottawa (ON), Canada }

Last modification: Jul 15 2010 5:11PM by cgagne


©2002-. Computer Vision and Systems Laboratory. All rights reserved