Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management

Fuming Shih, Oshani Seneviratne, Ilaria Liccardi, Evan Patton, Patrick Meier, Carlos Castillo

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Abstract

Smartphones are being used for a wide range of activities including messaging, social networking, calendar and contact management as well as location and context-aware applications. The ubiquity of handheld computing technology has been found to be especially useful in disaster management and relief operations. Our focus is to enable developers to quickly deploy applications that take advantage of key sources that are fundamental for today's networked citizens, including Twitter feeds, Facebook posts, current news releases, and government data. These applications will also have the capability of empowering citizens involved in crisis situations to contribute via crowdsourcing, and to communicate up-to-date information to others. We will leverage several technologies to develop this application framework, namely (i) Linked Data principles for structured data, (ii) existing data sources and ontologies for disaster management, and (iii) App Inventor, which is a mobile application development framework for non-programmers. In this paper, we describe our motivating use cases, our architecture, and our prototype implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Pages39-42
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013
EventJoint Workshop on AI Problems and Approaches for Intelligent Environments, AI@IE 2013 and Workshop on Semantic Cities, SemCities 2013 - In Conj. with the 23rd Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 4 Aug 20135 Aug 2013

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OtherJoint Workshop on AI Problems and Approaches for Intelligent Environments, AI@IE 2013 and Workshop on Semantic Cities, SemCities 2013 - In Conj. with the 23rd Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period4/8/135/8/13

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Disasters
Smartphones
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Shih, F., Seneviratne, O., Liccardi, I., Patton, E., Meier, P., & Castillo, C. (2013). Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 39-42) https://doi.org/10.1145/2516911.2516915

Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management. / Shih, Fuming; Seneviratne, Oshani; Liccardi, Ilaria; Patton, Evan; Meier, Patrick; Castillo, Carlos.

ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2013. p. 39-42.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shih, F, Seneviratne, O, Liccardi, I, Patton, E, Meier, P & Castillo, C 2013, Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management. in ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. pp. 39-42, Joint Workshop on AI Problems and Approaches for Intelligent Environments, AI@IE 2013 and Workshop on Semantic Cities, SemCities 2013 - In Conj. with the 23rd Int. Joint Conf. on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2013, Beijing, China, 4/8/13. https://doi.org/10.1145/2516911.2516915
Shih F, Seneviratne O, Liccardi I, Patton E, Meier P, Castillo C. Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2013. p. 39-42 https://doi.org/10.1145/2516911.2516915
Shih, Fuming ; Seneviratne, Oshani ; Liccardi, Ilaria ; Patton, Evan ; Meier, Patrick ; Castillo, Carlos. / Democratizing mobile app development for disaster management. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2013. pp. 39-42
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