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New Pan-European web service providing the definitive and authorative place names for Europe: EuroGeoNames (EGN)

EuroGeoNames (EGN) is based on Geographic Names from the National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies across Europe to create a unique service and data set.  Available at: ​

Nordic Climate Change, modelling vector-borne diseases

Mathematical models of disease spreading for malaria, bluetongue, dirofilaria and African horse sickness at Scandinavian countries developed by the National Veterinary Institute of the Technical University of Denmark. Available at:

Fifth International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance (IMED)

“ …  While pathogens emerge and mutate, our methodology for detection, surveillance, prevention, control, and treatment also continue to evolve. New approaches to the uses of social media and data mining, novel laboratory methods, rapid point-of-care diagnostics, public health, risk communication.  […] ”

Date: 4-7 November 2016 Place: Vienna, Austria. Website

17th International Congress

“The meeting will encompass all of the fields of infectious diseases with particular attention being paid to the major challenges of the region including AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumonia and enteric infections including typhoid fever and diarrhoea. In addition, major areas of neglected tropical diseases will be discussed and there will be a particular focus on disease prevention and vaccination.  […] ”

Date: 2-5 March 2016 Place: Hyderabad, India. Website

2nd International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data

“The volume and the complexity of available information overwhelm human and computing resources. Several approaches, technologies and tools are dealing with different types of data when searching, mining, learning and managing existing and increasingly growing information.  […] ”

Date: 21-25 February 2016 Place:  Lisbon, Portugal. Website

UseR! 2016 Conference Announcement

“R user conference with the History of R and computing with data, Bayesian Statistics, Bioinformatics, Economics, Finance and Insurance, High Performance Computing, Industrial Applications, Statistical Learning with Big Data, Spatial Statistics, Teaching, Visualization & Graphics, and many more.”

Date: 27-30 June 2016 Place:  Stanford University, Stanford California, USA. Website

11th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Application: geoENV conference

“GeoENV conferences have been held biennially at venues across Europe. The first conference was held in Lisbon in 1996 with the aim of bringing together researchers working on environmental subjects approached by geostatistical methods. At that time, papers were attracted from fields as diverse as hydrogeology, biology, soil sciences, air pollution or ecology.”

Date: 6-8 July 2016 Place:  Lisboa, Portugal. Website

Epidemiology and Public Health

“4th International Conference on Epidemiology and Public Health, will be organized around the theme “Epidemiology for effective public health practice in diseases control and prevention”

Date: 3-5 October 2016 Place:  London, United Kingdom. Website

2nd UCL Workshop on the Theory of Big Data

“Big Data has become ubiquitous in modern society. It challenges state-of-the-art data acquisition, computation and analysis methods. Much focus has been placed on the application of Big Data methods, less of a focus on the theoretical underpinning of the field. The aim of this workshop is to gather together experts in Big Data methodology, e.g. the creation and understanding of Big Data analysis tools, [...]”

Date: 6-8 January 2016 Place:  London, United Kingdom. Website

Geospatial World Forum

“It is the most premium global platform for geospatial community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, branding and networking with senior decision makers associated with geospatial world. The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building.”

Date: 23-26 November 2016 Place:  Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Website

3rd GRF One Health Summit 2015

The conference will be of interest to researchers, policy makers and practitioners working on issues broadly in the area of public health, veterinary medicine, agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem services, sustainable development and natural capital, in both developed and developing countries.”

Date: 4-7 October 2015. Place: Davos, Switzerland. Webpage


Fifth International Conference on Infectious Disease Dynamics: Epidemics 5

Epidemics 5 will be comprised of invited plenary presentations supplements by submitted oral presentation arranged in parallel sessions covering various topics: dynamics of infectious diseases of humans and animals, ecology of infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases, statistical methods for infectious disease data, spatial and network aspects of interaction …. Deadline abstract: July 3, 2015.

Date: 1-4 Dec 2015. Place: Clearwater Beach, FL, USA. Webpage


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