System Design Model for Versatile Outbreak Surveillance

Hervé Chaudet, François Delon, Gaëtan Texier, Jean-Baptiste Meynard, Liliane Pellegrin, Xavier Deparis


Unlike usual surveillance systems, the ASTER system must provide a unified monitoring of several military populations exposed to different biological and chemical threats, and the surveillance of each population must be tailored to meet its specific risk profile. For coping with these requirements, we have developed a formal surveillance system model we have used for designing the system architecture and the webservices collaborations. The system currently covers populations in desertic areas as well as in Amazonian Forest. This versatility allowed a quick and easy system tailoring for the recent French Deployments in Jordanian Refugees Camps or in Mali.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *