The fourth international workshop on social web for disaster management (SWDM 2016)

Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz, Yu Ru Lin, Jie Yin

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Abstract

The proliferation of social media platforms together with the wide adoption of smartphone devices has transformed how we communicate and share news. During large-scale emergencies, such as natural disasters or armed attacks, victims, responders, and volunteers increasingly use social media to post situation updates and to request and offer help. The use of social media for emergency and disaster response has been a prominent application of information and knowledge management techniques in recent years. There are a number of challenges associated with near real-time processing of vast volumes of information in a way that makes sense for people directly affected, for volunteer organizations, and for official emergency response agencies. As massive amount of messages posted by users are transformed into semi-structured records via information extraction and natural language processing techniques, there is a growing need for developing advanced techniques to aggregate this large-scale data to gain an understanding of the "big picture" of an emergency, and to detect and predict how a disaster could develop. This workshop seeks to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, identification of important problems, and discovery of possible synergies. It will enable interesting discussions and encouraged collaboration between various disciplines, and information and knowledge management approaches is the core of this workshop.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages2503-2504
Number of pages2
Volume24-28-October-2016
ISBN (Electronic)9781450340731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Other

Other25th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2016
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period24/10/1628/10/16

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Keywords

  • Disaster relief
  • Emergency management
  • Social media

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)

Cite this

Castillo, C., Diaz, F., Lin, Y. R., & Yin, J. (2016). The fourth international workshop on social web for disaster management (SWDM 2016). In CIKM 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (Vol. 24-28-October-2016, pp. 2503-2504). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2983323.2988535