epiDAMIK 6.0: The 6th International workshop on Epidemiology meets Data Mining
and Knowledge discovery

held in conjuction with ACM SIGKDD 2023
Long Beach, CA, United States
9am - 5pm PDT, August 7, 2023



The impending endemic status of the devastating COVID-19 pandemic and those of the H1N1, Zika, SARS, MERS, and Ebola outbreaks over the past decade has sharply illustrated our enormous vulnerability to emerging infectious diseases. While the data mining research community has demonstrated increased interest in epidemiological applications, much is still left to be desired. For example, there is an urgent need to develop sound theoretical principles and transformative computational approaches that will allow us to address the escalating threat of current and future pandemics. Data mining and Knowledge discovery have an important role to play in this regard. Different aspects of infectious disease modeling, analysis and control have traditionally been studied within the confines of individual disciplines, such as mathematical epidemiology and public health, and data mining and machine learning. Coupled with increasing data generation across multiple domains (like electronic medical records and social media), there is a clear need for analyzing them to inform public health policies and outcomes. Recent advances in disease surveillance and forecasting, and initiatives such as the CDC Flu Challenge, CDC COVID-19 Forecasting Hub etc., have brought these disciplines closer––public health practitioners seek to use novel datasets and techniques whereas researchers from data mining and machine learning develop novel tools for solving many fundamental problems in the public health policy planning process leveraging novel datasets. We believe the next stage of advances will result from closer collaborations between these two communities---the main objective of epiDAMIK.

Past Iterations

The past editions of epiDAMIK were great successes.

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