Microsimulation (from microanalytic simulation) is a category of computerized analytical tools that perform highly detailed analysis of activities such as highway traffic flowing through an intersection, financial transactions, or pathogens spreading disease through a population. Microsimulation is often used to evaluate the effects of proposed interventions before they are implemented in the real world.
Modgen (Model generator) is a generic microsimulation programming language supporting the creation, maintenance and documentation of dynamic microsimulation models. Several types of models can be accommodated, be they continuous or discrete time, with interacting or non-interacting populations.
ModGen 10 Software:
LifePaths is a dynamic longitudinal microsimulation model of individuals and families. Using behavioural equations estimated using a variety of historical micro-data sources, LifePaths creates statistically representative samples consisting of complete lifetimes of individuals. The model's behavioural equations generate, at sub-annual resolution, the discrete events that together constitute an individual's life history. In addition to its longitudinal capabilities, a complete set of overlapping cohorts allow LifePaths to produce accurate and representative cross-sectional results from the year 1971 onwards.
An inventory of Canadian microsimulation models (2011)
JAMSIM: a Microsimulation Modelling Policy Tool
(and survey of other simulation tools)
OpenM++ (Open Source Microsimulation)
IBM SpatioTemporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM)
The Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) tool is designed to help scientists and public health officials create and use spatial and temporal models of emerging infectious diseases. These models can aid in understanding and potentially preventing the spread of such diseases.
Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET)
CISNET is a consortium of NCI-sponsored investigators that use statistical modeling to improve our understanding of cancer control interventions in prevention, screening, and treatment and their effects on population trends in incidence and mortality. These models can be used to guide public health research and priorities.
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Simulation Technology for Applied Research