Symposium on New Horizons in Human Dynamics Research: Social Media and Big Data III

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
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Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Bayside A, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Atsushi Nara, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Chanwoo Jin
Chairs: Chanwoo Jin

Description

Following three well-attended “Social Media and Big Data” paper sessions in the Symposium on Human Dynamics Research” at 2017 AAG annual meeting in Boston, we would like to continue to engage researchers with interests in different aspects of social media, big data, and human dynamics research. This organized paper session will focus on Social Media and Big Data in the Symposium on New Horizons in Human Dynamics Research.

Social media and big data have transformed our world into interconnected cyberspace and real space. Geographers can now trace, monitor, and map the spread of social movements, disease outbreaks, nature hazards, and popular events by digitally collecting social media and big data with locational contents, such as GPS tags, check-ins, place names, and user location profiles. The dynamic characteristics of social media and big data offer great research opportunities for examining and modeling human behaviors, networks, communications, and movements while there exist notable challenges (Kwan, 2016; Tsou, 2015). The organized paper sessions will focus on the development of theories, methods and practices on this collaborative, interdisciplinary frontier. The topics include but not limited to:

• Visualization and computation of social media and big data
• Accuracy and uncertainty of geo-tagged or geo-targeted social media and big data
• Geo-oriented social media analytics
• Location-based social network analysis
• Spatiotemporal data models for studying human dynamics via social media and big data
• Modeling/Simulating human dynamics with social media and big data
• Uncovering human dynamics hidden in different kinds of geo-tracking data
• Digital divide and ethical issue in social media analytics
• Data sharing, dissemination and privacy issues in social media and big data
• Spatiotemporal diffusion of innovation and ideas in social media channels
• Emerging new media data for human dynamics research


Reference:
Kwan, M.-P. (2016). Algorithmic Geographies: Big Data, Algorithmic Uncertainty, and the Production of Geographic Knowledge. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 106(2), 274–282. https://doi.org/10.1080/00045608.2015.1117937
Tsou, M.-H. (2015). Research challenges and opportunities in mapping social media and Big Data. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42(sup1), 70–74. https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1059251


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Chanwoo Jin*, San Diego State University, Atsushi Nara, San Diego State University, Characterizing Human Flows Extracted from Geotagged Social Media using Spatial Structural Similarity Index 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Ming Hsiang Tsou, Professor of Geography, Qingyun Zhang*, San Diego State University, Atsushi Nara, Assistant Professor of Geography, Jean Mark Gawron, Professor of Linguistics, Building Dynamic Ontological Models for Place Names using Social Media Data from Twitter and Sina Weibo 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Chi-Feng Yen*, Master student in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University, Chris Allen, PhD student in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Professor in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University, Assessing Neighborhood Conditions by Using Aerial Imagery, Google Street View and GIS Data 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Do-hoon Lee*, Kyunghee university, A Method of location estimation with online pictures 20 2:20 PM

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