Journal of mathematics in industry: the special issue dedicated to mathematical modelling of COVID19 is published

During spring 2020 we started living in the middle of one of the most disruptive periods of our lives, due to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics. Since then, scientists, and in particular mathematicians and statisticians, are investing an unprecedented effort to forecast the course of the pandemic and to suggest measures to mitigate its unfortunate effects. For this reason ECMI decided to establish a special issue of the Journal of Mathematics in Industry entitled Mathematical models of the spread and consequences of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemics. Effects on health, society, industry, economics and technology. The special issue had the aim to collect and provide scientifically reliable studies of the many aspects of the problem to policy makers.

We are happy to announce that now the special issue is closed and is freely available online at this link.

It collects 10 scientific papers and an editorial. The papers face problems which range from the effects of lockdown, contact tracing, or other containment measures, to the modeling of the spread of the epidemics into different age classes, or to the effect of fomite transmission and of household contagion.

We strongly hope that editorial activities such as this will contribute to the creation of a “scientific policy” that can truly counter the emergence of new health, environmental, and social emergencies.

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