Research in Progress on Integrating Health and Environmental Data in Epidemiological Studies

  • Toralf KirstenEmail author
  • Jan BumbergerEmail author
  • Galina Ivanova
  • Peter Dietrich
  • Christoph Engel
  • Markus Loeffler
  • Wieland Kiess
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 263)


Epidemiological studies analyze and monitor the health state of a population. They typically use different methods and techniques to capture and to integrate data of interest before they can be analyzed. As new technologies and, thus, devices are available for data capturing, such as wearables, new requirements arise for current data integration approaches. In this paper, we review current techniques and approaches as well as new trends in data capturing and the resulting requirement for its integration.


Data integration Spatial-temporal data Environmental data Epidemiological studies 



This publication is supported by LIFE (Leipzig Research Center for Civilization Diseases, University of Leipzig). LIFE is funded by means of the European Union, by the European Regional Development Fund (ERFD) and by means of the Free State of Saxony within the framework of the excellence initiative.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toralf Kirsten
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Bumberger
    • 2
    Email author
  • Galina Ivanova
    • 3
    • 4
  • Peter Dietrich
    • 2
  • Christoph Engel
    • 1
    • 6
  • Markus Loeffler
    • 1
    • 6
  • Wieland Kiess
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.LIFE Research Centre for Civilization DiseasesUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department Monitoring and Exploration TechnologiesUFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ResearchLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Applied InformaticsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  4. 4.Information Systems InstituteUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Hospital for Children and Adolescent, Centre for Pediatric ResearchUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  6. 6.Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics, and EpidemiologyUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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