Towards Accurate Predictions and Causal 'What-if' Analyses for Planning and Policy-making: A Case Study in Emergency Medical Services Demand

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) demand load has become a considerable burden for many government authorities, and EMS demand is often an early indicator for stress in communities, a warning sign of emerging problems. In this paper, we introduce Deep Planning and Policy Making Net (DeepPPMNet), a Long Short-Term Memory network based, global forecasting and inference framework to forecast the EMS demand, analyse causal relationships, and perform `what-if' analyses for policy-making across multiple local government areas... (read more)

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