Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure

The EPIWORK project proposes a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at developing the appropriate framework of tools and components-epiwork knowledge needed for the design of epidemic forecast infrastructures to be used in by epidemiologists and public health scientists. The project is a truly interdisciplinary effort, anchored to the research questions and needs of epidemiology research by the participation in the consortium of leading epidemiologists, public health specialists and mathematical biologists.

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Recruitment of animator/recruiter/communication expert for Influenzanet in France

The Unit UMR S (Unité de recherche mixte en santé) 707 at INSERM is recruiting an animator/recruiter/communication  expert for the implementation in France of the WP5 Internet-based Monitoring System for Influenza Surveillance. The platform will thus represent the French node of the Influenzanet Surveillance Network.

Details for the job position can be found here.



GLEaMviz simulator: new public release with multiple output data

A new public release of the Work Package 4 GLEaMviz simulator is now available!
The main difference of this new update relates to the simulations’ output data that can be retrieved after execution to be visualized and analyzed. It is indeed now possible for GLEaMviz users to download from the server the simulation’s output of multiple compartments at the same time, separately, and then choose to visualize and analyze them one by one or aggregate them in a flexible way in the visualization window.

Multiple output data visualization.Detail of the visualization window of the GLEaMviz simulator showing the widget to select the output compartments.

Additional improvements have been added to this release, including the possibility to visualize an arbitrary number of plot charts in the visualization window and to immediately save the data of a plot chart to a file for subsequent analysis.
The new features have been documented in the updated version of the manual, which can be found here.



* GLobal Epidemic and Mobility model is on “Science on a Sphere”

The Global Epidemic and Mobility model developed by the Epiwork WP4 (“Computational Modeling Platform”) teams has been used to generate an animation that displays the evolution of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic on the Science On a Sphere® , a large visualization system that uses computers and video projectors to display animated data onto the outside of a sphere. The animation (see here) allows Science On a Sphere® users to learn about the epidemic spreading on the global scale.

Science On a Sphere® was initially developed as a way to explore environmental data using new visualization techniques and its is now used as unique and powerful teaching tool. Science On a Sphere is installed at an increasing number of sites around the world. The current list of installation locations can be found here.



   

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