May 22, 2007
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Important Dates:

January 30, 2007
Paper submission deadline

February 20, 2007
Notification to authors/presenters
** March 12, 2007 (FIRM)
Paper submitted in final format for publication (must include Copyright Form)
May 22, 2007
Workshop Day

ong (12 pages) and short (6 pages) papers (in English) have been published in the workshop proceedings in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series by Springer.

A Poster Session will be held following the Workshop Sessions, and will include the Conference Reception. All authors and presenters are asked to participate and to post their slides prior to the Poster Session (a formal poster is not required). The display boards will hold up to 16 individual PowerPoint slides (horizontal orientation) or up to 12 individual slides (vertical orientation). Each presentation will be alloted one display board and table space.

The paper submission site has now been closed. Instructions for submitting final, formatted papers and copyright permissions have been emailed to authors.

Workshop topics solicited included:

    Data sources for biosurveillance, data quality and utility
    Data sharing protocols and implementation of secure health information exchange solutions
    Biosurveillance system architecture and interoperability
    Text processing for chief complaint/syndrome classification
    Bio-event detection from distributed data sources
    Outbreak detection and predictive modeling
    Spatio-temporal data analysis/GIS for biosurveillance applications
    Integrated genomic and epidemiological data analysis
    Disease-specific modeling and surveillance issues
    HCI and user interfaces of relevance to biosurveillance systems
    System evaluation, scalability, and sustainability
    Communication and decision support for public health, crisis planning, and disaster management
    Outcome measures for biosurveillance
    Funding and public/private partnerships
    Information sharing policy and governance
    Privacy and system security issues

Submission file formats are PDF and Microsoft Word/LaTeX. The workshop papers are being planned to be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. REQUIRED LNCS Microsoft Word/LaTeX templates can be found on the Springer website.

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For paper submission questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Zeng, at


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