Discovering of health risks and case-based forecasting of epidemics in a health surveillance system

  • M. Bull
  • G. Kundt
  • L. Gierl
Parallel Session 2a
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1263)


In this paper we present the methodology and the architecture of an early warning system which fulfills the following tasks. (1) discovering of health risks, (2) forecasting of the temporal and spatial spread of epidemics and (3) estimating of the consequences of an epidemic w.r.t. the personnel load and costs of the public health service. To cope this three task methods from knowledge discovery and data mining, case-based reasoning, and statistics are applied.


knowledge discovery and data mining case-based reasoning forecasting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bull
    • 1
  • G. Kundt
    • 1
  • L. Gierl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Medical Informatics and BiometryUniversity of RostockRostockGermany

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