December 2, 2008
Raleigh, North Carolina

BThe 2008 Biosurveillance and Biosecurity Workshop (BioSecure 08) was held as part of the pre-conference workshop series at the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) Seventh Annual Conference. BioSecure 08 was a one-day event, December 2, 2008.

Printable version of schedule with location information available here.

Conference At A Glance
Time Session
# Papers
7:30 - 8:15 am --- Continental Breakfast ---  
8:15 – 8:20 am Opening Remarks by Workshop Chairs
8:20 – 8:50 am Invited Presentation: "Surveillance for Food Safety" By Col. John Hoffman, DHS  
8:50 - 10:10 am Session 1: Informatics Infrastructure and Policy Considerations 4
10:10 – 10:35 am --- Morning Break ---
10:35 – 11:55 am Session 2: Bio-Surveillance Event and Network-based Data Analytics
4
11:55 – 1:20 pm --- Lunch ---
1:20 – 2:40 pm Session 3: Biosurveillance Models and Outbreak Detection
4
2:40 – 3:00 pm --- Afternoon Break I ---
3:00 – 4:00 pm Session 4: Model Assessment and Case Studies
3
4:00 – 4:20 pm --- Afternoon Break II ---
4:20 – 5:20 pm Session 5: Environmental Biosurveillance and Case Studies
3
5:20 – 5:40 pm Poster Session Set-up (for all authors)
5:40 – 7:30 pm Poster Session and Reception (includes refreshments/light meal)

 

Detailed Conference Schedule
Time Session and Papers
7:30 - 8:15 am --- Continental Breakfast ---
8:15 – 8:20 am Opening Remarks by Workshop Chairs
8:20 - 8:50 am Invited Presentation: "Surveillance for Food Safety" By Col. John Hoffman, DHS
8:50 – 10:10 am Session 1: Informatics Infrastructure and Policy Considerations
  - Public Health Information Fusion for Situation Awareness
   (By Henry Rolka, Jean C. O'Connor and David Walker)
  - Biosurveillance, Case Reporting, and Decision Support: Public Health Interactions with a Health Information Exchange
    (By Rebecca A. Hills, William B. Lober and Ian S. Painter)
  - Foresight China II: Identification and Detection of Infectious Diseases
    (By Jiayuan Feng, Jianshi (Jesse) Huang, Angus Nicoll)
  - Public Health Preparedness Informatics Infrastructure. A Case Study in Integrated Surveillance and Response: 2004-2005 National Influenza Vaccine Shortage
    (By Ivan Gotham, Linh H. Le, Debra Sottolano, and Kathryn J. Schmitt)
10:10 – 10:35 am --- Morning Break ---
10:35 – 11:55 am Session 2: Bio-Surveillance Event and Network-based Data Analytics
  - Bio-Surveillance Events, Open Source Intelligence, and the Semantic Web
    (By Nancy Grady, Lowell Vizenor, Jeanne Sappington Marin, and Laura Peitersen)
  - Dynamic Network Model for Predicting Occurrences of Salmonella at
Food Facilities
    (By Purnamrita Sarkar, Lujie Chen and Artur Dubrawski)
  - Network-based Analysis of Beijing SARS Data
    (By Xiaolong Zheng, Daniel Zeng, Aaron Sun, Yuan Luo,
Quanyi Wang, Fei-yue Wang)
  - Tutte Polynomials and Topological Quantum Algorithms in Social Network Analysis for Epidemiology, Bio-Surveillance and Bio-Security
    (By Mario Vélez, Doracelly Hincapié and Juan Ospina)
11:55 – 1:20 pm --- Lunch ---
1:20 – 2:40 pm Session 3: Biosurveillance Models and Outbreak Detection
  - Integrating a Commuting Model with the Bayesian Aerosol Release
Detector
    (By Aurel Cami, Garrick L. Wallstrom and William R. Hogan
  - A Temporal Extension of the Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector
    (By Xiaohui Kong, Garrick L. Wallstrom and William R. Hogan)
  - A Z-Score Based Multi-level Spatial Clustering Algorithm for the Detection of Disease Outbreaks
    (By Jialan Que, Fu-Chiang Tsui and Jeremy Espino)
  - Thresholds in SIR and SIIR Models Applying an Algorithmic Method
    (By Doracelly Hincapié P. and Juan Ospina)
2:40 – 3:00 pm --- Afternoon Break I ---
3:00 – 4:00 pm Session 4: Model Assessment and Case Studies
  - Test Power for Drug Abuse Surveillance
    (By Jarad Niemi, Meredith Smith and David Banks)
  - Assessing the Accuracy of Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Models
    (By James H. Kaufman, Joanna L. Conant, Daniel A. Ford,
Wakana Kirihata, Barbara Jones, and Judith V. Douglas)
  - Simulation of Multivariate Spatial-Temporal Outbreak Data for Detection
Algorithm Evaluation
    (By Min Zhang, Xiaohui Kong, and Garrick L. Wallstrom)
4:00 – 4:20 pm --- Afternoon Break II ---
4:20 – 5:20 pm Session 5: Environmental Biosurveillance and Case Studies
  - Environmental Biosurveillance for Epidemic Prediction: Experience with
Rift Valley Fever
    (By Jean-Paul Chretien, Assaf Anyamba, Jennifer Small,
Compton J. Tucker, Seth C. Britch and Kenneth J. Linthicum)

  - Analysis and Prediction of Epidemiological Trend of Scarlet Fever from
1957 to 2004 in the Downtown Area of Beijing
    (By Yanhui Shen, Chu Jiang and Zhe Dun)
  - Spatial Regression-based Environmental Analysis in Infectious Disease
Informatics
    (By Daniel Zeng, Ping Yan, and Su Li)
5:20 – 5:40 pm Poster Session Set-up (for all authors)
5:40 – 7:30 pm Poster Session and Reception (includes refreshments/light meal)

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The original Call for Papers is available here in PDF format. Paper submission is now closed.

Important Dates:

November 9, 2008
Last day for hotel reservations at workshop rates
November 30, 2008
Last date for Advance Registration
December 2, 2008
Workshop day
 
 

Key Objectives

Building on the success of the past two meetings, BioSecure 08 aimed to achieve the following objectives: (a) review and examine various real-time data sharing approaches for health surveillance and biosecurity from both technological and policy perspectives; and (b) discuss and compare various systems approaches and algorithms of relevance to biosurveillance and biosecurity. The specific emphasis of this workshop is to encourage information and computer science (including informatics, statistics, modeling and decision sciences, data management, and IT) researchers to join the public health surveillance and biosecurity community to conduct high-impact and innovative research.

Topic Coverage

  • Biosurveillance and biosecurity system architecture and interoperability
  • Bio-event detection from distributed data sources Spatio-temporal data analysis/GIS for biosurveillance and biosecurity applications
  • Social network analysis for biosecurity
  • Bio-event detection from distributed data sources
  • HCI and user interfaces of relevance to biosurveillance systems
  • System evaluation, scalability, and sustainability Information sharing policy and governance
  • Privacy and system security issues
  • Case studies and technology adoption

Long (12 pages) and short (6 pages) papers (in English) were submitted electronically via the workshop website.

For paper submission questions, please contact Dr. Daniel Zeng, at zeng@email.arizona.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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