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The STEM Community

Realizing the potential of STEM as an open source tool depends upon the involvement of researchers across settings.
STEM developers are working closely with early leaders in the STEM community to provide them with the tools they need.

How You Can Contribute to STEM

New contributors to STEM are always welcome (please contact the developers). This includes not only researchers
interested in disease modeling but also experts in GIS data or any other data that might be important in understanding
or modeling the spread of infectious disease. We also welcome input from users and contributions to our documentation.
Contributions to STEM are made via the standard Eclipse process.

  • Open a "bug" in our bugzilla (https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/)
  • A bug can be more than just a new defect - it can also be a new feature, or other contribution.
  • You can attach your contribution as a "patch" to your bug (http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/Bug_Reporting_FAQ)
  • The best place to make new feature requests is our newsgroup (where they can be publicly discussed).
  • Please also feel free to e-mail The STEM Development Team, many of whom are Eclipse Committers.
  • For those interested in joining the project, we also have a weekly phone call and a newsgroup, etc.

STEM Conference Call, Newsgroup, and Forum

The STEM community conference call occurs most Wednesdays at 1PM Eastern Time (10AM Pacific Times).
For more information, or if you wish to join, please send mailto:judyvdouglas@verizon.net

To receive project email updates, go to STEM Newsgroup

To register and join in the discussion, go to STEM Forum

The following page is a list of scientific Publications and Presentations on STEM

Future STEM Releases (Planned)

V1.3.0 Planned Date 1/29/2012 Planned and Tentative Features:

  • Ten years of Earth Science Data (2000-2010) available as STEM Features
  • Malaria Disease Model (Anopheles calibrated)
  • Dengue Fever Disease Model (Aedes not yet calibrated)
  • Additional NLS + User ability to switch languages
  • Logger Framework with new loggers
  • Shape File Import Utility (Dependency on Open Map CQ)
  • Integrating external models for study of food based transmission
  • New Differential Equation solver(s) from commons.math library
  • Bug Fixes from 1.2.2

V1.3.1 Tentative Date 1/15/2012 Tentative Features:

  • Bug Fixes to 1.3.0
  • auto-documenting run parameters
  • parameter sensitivity analysis


  • Running Distributed STEM