Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionsanlagen und Konstruktionstechnik IPK
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PublicationThe Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) White Paper(Fraunhofer IPK, 2010)
;Cox, B. ;Hatzaras, K. ;Menevidis, Z. ;Mitrou, E. ;Lange, M.Chini, P.The Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) is a methodological and technological framework that aims to integrate biomedical research conducted at different scales of the human body's physiology, and contribute to the growth of personalised illness prediction and treatment. The core of this framework comprises model and physiological data repositories, methods, tools and services available to researchers. The two main research challenges the VPH community aims to address are the development of human physiology models that integrate processes at molecular, cell, tissue, and organ level, and of datasets that support the operation of these models. To meet these challenges, key requirements this community has identified include the growth and management of populated physiological databases, and the development of standards to encode and validate models, thus enabling their use in the VPH, genetic and pharmaceutical research communities.
PublicationLaunching a framework of security and privacy in the VPH(Fraunhofer IPK, 2010)
;Cox, B. ;Hatzaras, K. ;Giambene, G. ;Chini, P. ;Mitrou, L. ;Stylianidis, S.Menevidis, Z.The aims of this deliverable are to identify the societal needs that should be considered in the implementation of IS policies in VPH research (Virtual Physiological Human), to benchmark the approaches, tools and techniques of VPH research projects for utilising personal health and other information in a secure manner, to identify specific security and privacy risks in the VPH that may appropriately be addressed through public policy and technology, and to put together a framework of minimum IS requirements in VPH research.
PublicationD3.2 - v2 VPH S&P User Requirements and ICT Challenges - integrated edition of D3.1, D3.2 and D4.1(Fraunhofer IPK, 2010)
;Giambene, G. ;Chini, P. ;Hadzic, S. ;Cox, B. ;Hatzaras, K. ;Menevidis, Z. ;Mitrou, E. ;Lange, M. ;Schug, S.Stylianidis, S.This deliverable starts with a brief review of the projects that have been identified as background for the VPH framework. It then presents the methodology adopted for the elicitation of user S&P requirements by considering several categories of users intended as VPH stakeholders, the composition of a respondent sample of organisations, and the data collection methods. Consultation of stakeholders has been carried out by means of questionnaires of three different types: (i) a first pilot questionnaire (for identifying some main S&P topics), (ii) a full Web questionnaire for massive access (for statistics purposes), and (iii) a legal questionnaire (for contacting EU national data protection authorities). In addition to this, requirements have been elicited through interviews based on an interview guide) and in panel sessions in two workshops organised by RADICAL project.
PublicationRADICAL-VPH-Security/Privacy-Questionnaire(Fraunhofer IPK, 2009)
;Chini, P. ;Cox, B. ;Giambene, G. ;Guariglia, C. ;Hadzic, S. ;Hatzaras, K. ;Kolios, A. ;Lange, M. ;Menevidis, Z. ;Mitrou, L. ;Smagas, K.Tavlaki, E.This questionnaire deals with the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) that is a methodological and technological framework for the investigations of the human body as a single system. In particular, VPH entails computational and Information & Communication Technology (ICT)-based tools for collecting clinical and laboratory observations, as well as for creating large collections of models that can be interconnected to simulate human anatomy, physiology and pathology, thus permitting scientists and medical practitioners a better knowledge of the real physiological human. VPH is a multi-disciplinary field aimed at developing quantitative, integrative and predictive models that describe human life from conception to death and from genes to the whole organism.