04 January 2011

Call for Papers: Geospatial Applications in Disease Surveillance

The International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research (IJAGR) is now accepting submissions for a special issue on 'Geospatial Applications in Disease Surveillance.'  ISDS member Amy J. Blatt, PhD, GISP, is a guest editor of this publication. 

The following information is from the official Call for Papers:
SUBMISSION DUE DATE: July 1, 2011

SPECIAL ISSUE ON GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS IN DISEASE SURVEILLANCE
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED GEOSPATIAL RESEARCH (IJAGR)

Guest Editor: Amy J. Blatt, Ph.D., GISP

GIS is an excellent visualization tool for analyzing epidemiological data, revealing trends,
and identifying dependencies and inter-relationships. GIS serves as an ideal platform for the convergence of multi-disease surveillance activities. Public health resources, specific diseases and other health events can be mapped in relation to their surrounding environment and existing health and social infrastructures. Such information creates a powerful tool for monitoring and management of epidemics.

OBJECTIVE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:

The purpose of this special issue is to gather current and up-to-date research from scientists and policy makers working in the area of disease surveillance to better understand the challenges and opportunities of real-time disease surveillance and visualization, and to develop integrated solutions for future approaches that are efficient, cost-effective, and fulfill the needs of both policy and science.

RECOMMENDED TOPICS:
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Design of surveillance systems in developing and developed countries
  • Remote sensing applications in disease surveillance
  • Visualization and management of disease outbreaks
  • Endemic disease surveillance
  • Exotic and emerging disease surveillance
  • Data collection, transmission, and management
  • Implementation of surveillance using GIS
  • Modeling outbreaks (social network analysis, multi-agent systems)
  • Integrating different scales of surveillance
  • On-line collaborations, including Web 2.0 initiatives

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