Topical Collection "Spatial Components of COVID-19 Pandemic"

Editors

Prof. Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque
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Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street Jackson, MS 39216-4505, USA
Interests: geospatial health; environmental health; landscape epidemiology; population health geography; geospatial health disparities; geospatial analysis of eco-social determinants; application of Earth observation resources in health studies
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Prof. Dr. Alan D. Penman
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Department of Preventive Medicine, John D. Bower School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
Interests: chronic disease epidemiology; community health; public health; global health; evolutionary medicine
Prof. Dr. Peng Jia
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International Initiative on Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology (ISLE), 181 Chatham Road South, Hong Kong, China
Interests: Spatial lifecourse epidemiology, emerging infectious diseases, epidemic control and prevention, COVID-19 epidemiology, spatio-temporal modeling
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Dr. Mo Ashifur Rahim
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Sydney Medical Center, 580 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Interests: general clinical practice; preventive medicine; public health; community health; public health education; mental health; nutritional health

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging economies and current healthcare systems in countries all over the world. Predicting the spread of SARS-COV-2 and efficient deployment of resources have become critically important. Understanding the spatial components of the disease and the virus can lead to the effective application of spatial technologies in modeling disease transmission and developing projections of cases, hospitalizations, and required resources.

This Special Collection of IJGI is expected to serve as a knowledge exchange platform presenting the latest advances in spatial technological applications to combat this unprecedented situation of COVID-19. This collection hopefully will guide professionals if in the future there is another pandemic of this nature to better prepare saving lives. 

We invite authors to submit original scientific papers on the application of spatial technologies for managing COVID-19 including, but not limited to, the following topics: 

  • Understanding the spatial components of the disease and the virus;
  • Spatio-temporal prediction models;
  • Healthcare resource requirements during spatio-temporal dynamics;
  • Spatial variability in risk factors;
  • Spatial tracking;
  • Spatial distance vs social distance;
  • Global vs local patterns;
  • Prevention plan;
  • Environmental factors impacting the survival and spread of SARS-COV-2;
  • Environmental exposures on vulnerability of COVID-19;
  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on environment.

Prof. Dr. Fazlay S. Faruque
Prof. Dr. Alan D. Penman
Prof. Dr. Peng Jia
Dr. Mo Ashifur Rahim
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

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