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Insights from computational modelling and simulation towards promoting public health among African countries

Oluwagbemi, O. O. and Adewumi, A. O. and Akindun, F. (2013) Insights from computational modelling and simulation towards promoting public health among African countries. In: International Conference on ICT for Africa 2013, February 20 -23, Harare, Zimbabwe.

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One of the problems associated with some African countries is the increasing trend of road mortality as a result of road fatalities. This has been a major concern. The negative impacts of these on public health cannot be underestimated. An issue of concern is the high record of casualties being recorded on an annual basis as a result of over-speeding, overtaking at dangerous bends, alcohol influence and non-chalant attitude of drivers to driving. The aim of this research is to explore and adapt the knowledge of finite state algorithm, modeling and simulation to design and implement a novel prototype of an advanced traffic light system towards promoting public health among African countries. Here, we specify and built a model of an advanced wireless traffic control system, which will help complement existing traffic control systems among African countries. This prototype is named Advanced Wireless Traffic Control System (WPDTCS). We developed this model using an event-driven programming approach. The technical details of the model were based on knowledge adapted from the Finite State Automation Transition algorithm. It is expected that the AWTCS will promote the evolution of teaching in modeling, simulation, public safety by offering trainees an advanced pedagogical product. It will also permit to strengthen the collaboration of knowledge from the fields of Computer Science, Public health, and Electrical Engineering. Keywords: public health, public safety, modelling , simulation, pro

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2013 00:17
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2013 00:17

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