The ubiquity of social computing has enabled the use of social networking site like Twitter for emergency response and recovery efforts. For instance, OpenStreetMap and Ushahidi were used during Haiti Earthquake (2010) to locate hot spots of crisis and to coordinate emergency response. Likewise, electronic sensors like smart phones are also used to gather health and location data for different purposes. This session presents studies that discuss applications of social media and electronic sensors for risk reduction.
|Presenter||Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes*, Pomona College, Robert Castro*, California State University, Monterrey Bay, Claudete Cardoso, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Ana Paula Barbosa, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Carlos Alberto Dias Pinto, Ministério da Saúde de São Gonçalo, Mapping beyond the slum-divide: A pilot study in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, testing low-cost smartphone applications for mapping diseases in low-resource settings||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||Kelly Sims*, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Kevin Sparks, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Gautam Thakur, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, How User-Generated Content (UCG) Helps Identify Commercial and Residential Land Use for Developing Daytime and Nighttime Population Distributions||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Xuehua Han*, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Juanle Wang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kun Bu, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, , Yujie Wang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Development and challenge in disaster event spatio-temporal and attribute information extraction from Web text||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Victor Santoni*, University of Cergy-Pontoise, Social Media and Emergency Management in Paris (France)||20||2:20 PM|
To access contact information login