Mapping: EPIWORK

For the first time, ICT and computation enable the study of epidemic in a comprehensive fashion that addresses the complexity inherent to the biological, social and behavioural aspects of health related problems. The EPIWORK project proposes a multidisciplinary research effort aimed at developing the appropriate framework of tools and knowledge needed for the design of epidemic forecast infrastructures. The research considers most of the much needed development of modelling, computational and ICT tools such as i) the foundation and development of the mathematical and computational methods needed to achieve prediction and predictability of disease spreading in complex social systems; ii) the development of large scale, data driven computational models endowed with a high level of realism and aimed at epidemic scenario forecast; iii) the design and implementation of original data-collection schemes motivated by identified modelling needs, such as the collection of real-time disease incidence, through innovative web and ICT applications. v) the set up of a computational platform for epidemic research and data sharing that will generate important synergies between research communities and countries.

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Annexe 1.1: Scoping Futures (1/7)

Aims and Objectives

Q1: What are the aims of the study? Please refer to the stated aims in the proposal or the description of the project (website or other presentation). Aims are changes/transformations to be achieved as a result of the study. How would you describe the relevance of the following options to the aims of the study?

Thematic Area Relevance
To transform capacities and skills
aimed at developing a framework of tools and knowledge needed for the design of epidemic forecast infrastructures
To transform strategies and priorities
To transform paradigms and current visions
To transform socio-economic and STI systems
To transform behaviour, attitudes and lifestyles
To transform knowledge-based products and services
aimed at developing a framework of tools and knowledge needed for the design of epidemic forecast infrastructures
* = none/very low
** = low
*** = moderate
**** = high
***** = very high
STI = science, technology and innovation

Q2: What are the objectives of the study? Objectives are desired targets contributing toward the achievement of the aims.

Here you can map up to five project objectives (as they appear in the documents/websites) and use a scale of 1 to 5 to assess the objectives relevancy for EU / Your country.
Relevant for EU / Your country

The identification of general principles and laws that characterize complexity and capture the essence of complex epidemiological systems
3 3

The development of a collaborative information platform enabling the production of knowledge, understanding and models from the novel abundance of digital data in epidemic research
3 3

The development of an open, data driven, computational modelling platform to be used in epidemic research as well as in policy making for the analysis of global epidemics, integrating and leveraging o
3 3

The development, deployment and validation of an Internet-based Monitoring System (IMS) producing real time data on disease incidence and epidemic spreading
4 4
1 = none/very low
2 = low
3 = moderate
4 = high
5 = very high

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