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

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM
Room: Bayside A, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Atsushi Nara, Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Nana LUO
Chairs: Nana LUO

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 Atsushi Nara*, San Diego State University, Examining fine-scale human mobility extracted from geotagged social media data 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Olle Järv*, Digital Geography Lab, University of Helsinki, Henrikki Tenkanen, Digital Geography Lab, University of Helsinki, Tuuli Toivonen, Digital Geography Lab, University of Helsinki, Tuomo Hiippala, Digital Geography Lab, University of Helsinki, Revealing the origins of social media users: a critical evaluation of measuring techniques 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Nastaran Pourebrahim*, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Selima Sultana, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exploring Mobility Patterns in Cities through Twitter 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Nana LUO*, San Diego State University, Atsushi Nara, San Diego State University, Microsimulation of Human Daily Activities Integrating Social Media and Survey Data 20 4:20 PM
Discussant Shih-Lung Shaw University of Tennessee 20 4:40 PM

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