Log In Sign Up

A Visual Analytics Based Decision Making Environment for COVID-19 Modeling and Visualization

by   Shehzad Afzal, et al.

Public health officials dealing with pandemics like COVID-19 have to evaluate and prepare response plans. This planning phase requires not only looking into the spatiotemporal dynamics and impact of the pandemic using simulation models, but they also need to plan and ensure the availability of resources under different spread scenarios. To this end, we have developed a visual analytics environment that enables public health officials to model, simulate, and explore the spread of COVID-19 by supplying county-level information such as population, demographics, and hospital beds. This environment facilitates users to explore spatiotemporal model simulation data relevant to COVID-19 through a geospatial map with linked statistical views, apply different decision measures at different points in time, and understand their potential impact. Users can drill-down to county-level details such as the number of sicknesses, deaths, needs for hospitalization, and variations in these statistics over time. We demonstrate the usefulness of this environment through a use case study and also provide feedback from domain experts. We also provide details about future extensions and potential applications of this work.


page 1

page 4


COVID-19 Hospitalizations Forecasts Using Internet Search Data

As the COVID-19 spread over the globe and new variants of COVID-19 keep ...

Spatiotemporal Dynamics, Nowcasting and Forecasting of COVID-19 in the United States

In response to the ongoing public health emergency of COVID-19, we inves...

OpenStreetMap data use cases during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic

At the time of writing most governments around the whole world are prior...

An Empirical Study on How Well Do COVID-19 Information Dashboards Service Users' Information Needs

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of dashboards fo...

A Hybrid Compartmental Model with a Case Study of COVID-19 in Great Britain and Israel

Given the severe impact of COVID-19 on several societal levels, it is of...

Visual analytics of COVID-19 dissemination in São Paulo state, Brazil

Visualization techniques have proven to be useful tools to support decis...