Biosurveillance and Biosecurity

International Workshop, BioSecure 2008, Raleigh, NC, USA, December 2, 2008. Proceedings

  • Daniel Zeng
  • Hsinchun Chen
  • Henry Rolka
  • Bill Lober
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-89746-0

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5354)

Table of contents (18 papers)

  1. Front Matter
  2. Informatics Infrastructure and Policy Considerations

    1. Public Health Information Fusion for Situation Awareness
      Henry Rolka, Jean C. O’Connor, David Walker
      Pages 1-9
    2. Bio-surveillance Event Models, Open Source Intelligence, and the Semantic Web
      Nancy Grady, Lowell Vizenor, Jeanne Sappington Marin, Laura Peitersen
      Pages 22-31
    3. Foresight China II: Identification and Detection of Infectious Diseases
      Jiayuan Feng, Jianshi (Jesse) Huang, Angus Nicoll
      Pages 32-41
  3. Network-Based Data Analytics

    1. Dynamic Network Model for Predicting Occurrences of Salmonella at Food Facilities
      Purnamrita Sarkar, Lujie Chen, Artur Dubrawski
      Pages 56-63
    2. Network-Based Analysis of Beijing SARS Data
      Xiaolong Zheng, Daniel Zeng, Aaron Sun, Yuan Luo, Quanyi Wang, Feiyue Wang
      Pages 64-73
  4. Biosurveillance Models and Outbreak Detection

    1. Integrating a Commuting Model with the Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector
      Aurel Cami, Garrick L. Wallstrom, William R. Hogan
      Pages 85-96
    2. A Temporal Extension of the Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector
      Xiaohui Kong, Garrick L. Wallstrom, William R. Hogan
      Pages 97-107
    3. Epidemic Thresholds in SIR and SIIR Models Applying an Algorithmic Method
      Doracelly Hincapié P., Juan Ospina G., Anthony Uyi Afuwape, Ruben D. Gómez A.
      Pages 119-130
    4. Test Power for Drug Abuse Surveillance
      Jarad Niemi, Meredith Smith, David Banks
      Pages 131-142
  5. Model Assessment and Case Studies

    1. Assessing the Accuracy of Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Models
      James H. Kaufman, Joanna L. Conant, Daniel A. Ford, Wakana Kirihata, Barbara Jones, Judith V. Douglas
      Pages 143-154
    2. Simulation of Multivariate Spatial-Temporal Outbreak Data for Detection Algorithm Evaluation
      Min Zhang, Xiaohui Kong, Garrick L. Wallstrom
      Pages 155-163
  6. Environmental Biosurveillance and Case Studies

    1. Environmental Biosurveillance for Epidemic Prediction: Experience with Rift Valley Fever
      Jean-Paul Chretien, Assaf Anyamba, Jennifer Small, Compton J. Tucker, Seth C. Britch, Kenneth J. Linthicum
      Pages 169-174
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Biosurveillance and Biosecurity, BioSecure 2008, held in Raleigh, NC, USA, in December 2008.

The 18 revised full papers presented together with one invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on informatics infrastructure and policy considerations; network-based data analytics; biosurveillance models and outbreak detection; model assessment and case studies; environmental biosurveillance and case studies.


Bio-event detection Biosurveillance GIS HCI Information sharing Privacy Simulation Social networks algorithms biosecurity data analysis governance scalability security sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Zeng
    • 1
  • Hsinchun Chen
    • 2
  • Henry Rolka
    • 3
  • Bill Lober
    • 4
  1. 1.MIS DepartmentUniversity of Arizona and Chinese Academy of SciencesTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of ManagementThe University of ArizonaUSA
  3. 3.US CDC, National Center for Public Health InformaticsAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.University of Washington, Health Sciences BuildingSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-89745-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-89746-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349