Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance

Research, Systems and Case Studies

  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez
  • Hsinchun Chen
  • William B. Lober
  • Mark Thurmond
  • Daniel Zeng

Part of the Integrated Series in Information Systems book series (ISIS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-li
  2. Informatics Infrastructure and Data Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henry Rolka, Jean O’Connor
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jeff Collmann, Adam Robinson
      Pages 23-44
    4. Anna E. Waller, Matthew Scholer, Amy I. Ising, Debbie A. Travers
      Pages 45-66
  3. Surveillance Analytics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Hsin-Min Lu, Daniel Zeng, Hsinchun Chen
      Pages 111-144
    3. Inbal Yahav, Thomas Lotze, Galit Shmueli
      Pages 173-189
    4. Daniel A. Ford, James H. Kaufman, Yossi Mesika
      Pages 191-206
    5. Steven A. Cohen, Elena N. Naumova
      Pages 235-258
    6. C. Raina Macintyre, James G. Wood, Rochelle Watkins, Zhanhai Gao
      Pages 259-278
    7. Wendy W. Chapman, Adi V. Gundlapalli, Brett R. South, John N. Dowling
      Pages 279-310
    8. Yan Dang, Yulei Zhang, Hsinchun Chen, Catherine A. Larson
      Pages 311-338
    9. Yi-Da Chen, Hsinchun Chen, Chwan-Chuen King
      Pages 339-358
  4. Emergency Response, and Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Kathleen M. Carley, Eric Malloy, Neal Altman
      Pages 361-380
    3. Linh H. Le, Debra L. Sottolano, Ivan J. Gotham
      Pages 381-404
    4. Ivan J. Gotham, Debra L. Sottolano, Linh H. Le, Michael J. Primeau, Loretta A. Santilli, Geraldine S. Johnson et al.
      Pages 405-437
    5. Paul Jen-Hwa Hu, Daniel Zeng, Hsinchun Chen
      Pages 439-457
    6. Yasushi Ohkusa, Tamie Sugawara, Hiroaki Sugiura, Kazuo Kodama, Takushi Horie, Kiyoshi Kikuchi et al.
      Pages 459-477
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 479-488

About this book


This book on Infectious Disease Informatics (IDI) and biosurveillance is intended to provide an integrated view of the current state of the art, identify technical and policy challenges and opportunities, and promote cross-disciplinary research that takes advantage of novel methodology and what we have learned from innovative applications. This book also fills a systemic gap in the literature by emphasizing informatics driven perspectives (e.g., information system design, data standards, computational aspects of biosurveillance algorithms, and system evaluation). Finally, this book attempts to reach policy makers and practitioners through the clear and effective communication of recent research findings in the context of case studies in IDI and biosurveillance, providing “hands-on” in-depth opportunities to practitioners to increase their understanding of value, applicability, and limitations of technical solutions. This book collects the state of the art research and modern perspectives of distinguished individuals and research groups on cutting-edge IDI technical and policy research and its application in biosurveillance. The contributed chapters are grouped into three units. Unit I provides an overview of recent biosurveillance research while highlighting the relevant legal and policy structures in the context of IDI and biosurveillance ongoing activities. It also identifies IDI data sources while addressing information collection, sharing, and dissemination issues as well as ethical considerations. Unit II contains survey chapters on the types of surveillance methods used to analyze IDI data in the context of public health and bioterrorism. Specific computational techniques covered include: text mining, time series analysis, multiple data streams methods, ensembles of surveillance methods, spatial analysis and visualization, social network analysis, and agent-based simulation. Unit III examines IT and decision support for public health event response and bio-defense. Practical lessons learned in developing public health and biosurveillance systems, technology adoption, and syndromic surveillance for large events are discussed. The goal of this book is to provide an understandable interdisciplinary IDI and biosurveillance reference either used as a standalone textbook or reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in public health, veterinary medicine, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy. Integrated Series in Information Systems (IS2) strives to publish scholarly work in the technical as well as the organizational side of the field. This series contains three sub-series including: expository and research monographs, integrative handbooks, and edited volumes, focusing on the state-of-the-art of application domains and/or reference disciplines, as related to information systems.

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Castillo-Chavez
    • 1
  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 2
  • William B. Lober
    • 3
  • Mark Thurmond
    • 4
  • Daniel Zeng
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. Mathematics & StatisticsArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Eller College of ManagementUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  3. 3.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. Medicine & EpidemiologyUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  5. 5.Eller College of Management, Dept. Management Information SystemsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6891-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6892-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-0270
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