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Thematic Issue on Modelling Human and Ecological Health Risks

Call for papers

Thematic Issue on Modelling Human and Ecological Health Risks
in Environmental Modelling & Software

Edited by Stefan Reis, Kristina Voigt & Tim Oxley


Submissions are invited for papers which address the latest developments and key topics in the field of modelling and assessment of effects of environmental pressures on human and ecosystem health. The following broader topics may be covered:

  • Modelling social and environmental determinants of human and ecosystem health;

  • Methodological developments in the assessment of radiation and chemicals‘ risks;

  • Current trends in software developments for environmental pollution modelling across all environmental media, with a focus on human and ecosystem health relevance;

  • Modelling aspects of epidemiology and exposure-effect relationships, including the contribution of models to the Exposome concept;

  • The integration between sensors, models and methods in response to big data and citizen science applications.


 The thematic issue is open to submissions from a global audience in science and research and we would explicitly invite contributions of papers on relevant topics presented at the iEMSs 2012 conference in Leipzig and the upcoming iEMSs 2014 conference in San Diego, as well as MODSIM 2013 in Adelaide. We would specifically welcome contributions with a relevance to and integration of environmental modelling from the fields of epidemiology and exposure science, and those reporting on integrative research bridging the gaps between human and ecosystem health.


  • 1 March 2014: Deadline for short (up to 1,000 words) extended abstracts to be sent to the lead guest editor by email (

  • By 1 April 2014: Feedback on abstract, notification of invitation of a full paper submission

  • 1 August 2014: Deadline for full paper submissions

  • 31 December 2014: Deadline for the completion final paper reviews

  • Spring 2015: Expected publication of the thematic issue

For more information, contact the editors on

For full details and information on the submission process, please follow this link:

We look forward to receiving your submissions and hope to compile an exciting thematic issue.

Best regards

Kristina, Stefan and Tim