The Real-Time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP) held a news conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 14, 2010 at the Cinnamon Lake Side Hotel. This is list of the articles published in the News papers:
Carnegie Mellon University’s Auton Lab, Professor Artur Dubrawski (RTBP research partner), was invited to a speak at the University of Peradeniya Computer Engineering Department. Doctrine on data mining and applications were presented focusing on the work related to the Real-Time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP) to an audience of faculty and students. Faculty members from the department Statistics and Computer Science were quite keen in the topic as they are working on similar applications. University of Peradeniya Department of Computer Engineering will be offering a course in statistical data mining beginning April/May 2010.
The Sarvodaya Suwadana Center Volunteers (Community Healthcare Workers) assembled at the Medical Officer of Health office in Kuliyapitya (Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka). This was a workshop organized by Sarvodaya and LIRNEasia as part of the Real-Time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP), launched in July this year – evidence based healthcare research aiming to evaluate the use of mobile phones for collecting health data and applying statistical data mining software programs for detecting emerging diseases outbreaks. This initiative is to complement the existing national disease surveillance and notification system.