BDCE 2014 : IEEE Workshop – Big Data in Computational Epidemiology

Country: USA

City: Washington

Abstr. due: 30.08.2014

Dates: 27.10.14 — 27.10.14

Area Of Sciences: Biology; Medicine;

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Organizers: Network Dynamics & Simulation Science Laboratory


Computational epidemiology aims to understand the spread of diseases and efficient strategies to mitigate their outbreak. It studies dynamics in socio-technical systems, where disease spread co-evolves with public health interventions as well as individual behavior. It has evolved from ODE models to networked models which apply agent based modeling and simulation methodologies. Computation of such high resolution models involves processing data sets that are massive, disparate, heterogeneous, evolving (at an ever increasing rate), and potentially unstructured and of various quality.

The workshop brings together researchers from epidemiology, data science, computational science, and health IT domains to tap the potential of emerging technologies in data intensive computations and analytical processing to advance the state of art in computational epidemiology. The central theme of how to manage, integrate, analyze, and visualize vast array of datasets has wider applications in the bio- and physical- simulation and informatics based sciences such as immunology, high energy physics, and, medical informatics.

The workshop welcomes original research related to computational models and methodologies developed for handling big data and their application to epidemiology. Topics of interest include:

  • Collection and generation of large scale epidemiological datasets
  • Management, provenance, storage, and archival of surveillance, synthetic, and experiment data
  • Analytics of spatial, temporal, relational, and semi-structured data
  • Mining social media data and other online data for public health
  • Simulation driven statistical methods for knowledge discovery and forecasting
  • Cloud, streaming, and high performance data intensive science
  • Semantic web tools, informatics, inference, and integration of public health data
  • Privacy in the big data era
  • Agent mining, multi-agent systems, agent based modeling, and behavior modeling in epidemiology

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