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SWDM 2013 : 2nd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management @ WWW 2013

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Link: https://sites.google.com/site/swdmwww13/home/i
 
When May 13, 2013 - May 14, 2013
Where Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2013
Notification Due Mar 13, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 3, 2013
Categories    social web   disaster management   crowdsourcing
 

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International Workshop on SOCIAL WEB FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT (SWDM)

In conjunction with WWW 2013
May 13th (or 14th), 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
http://sites.google.com/site/swdmwww13/

Submission deadline: February 25, 2013
Submissions at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swdmwww13

The objective of this workshop is to bridge the advances in the Web research community with the practical needs of disaster response professionals, delivering the next generation of Web-enabled disaster management systems.  Advances in social media together with the adoption of mobile devices are transforming how we experience and share news. Citizens, volunteers and relief organizations are increasingly relying on social Web to report and act upon large-scale events, as witnessed in the extensive Twitter and other Social Media coverage of the 2010-2012 Arab Spring uprisings and Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan in 2011.

With existing systems focusing on providing situational awareness, the focus of this workshop is how to reach the next level – enabling disaster response actions based on the Social Web insights. In order to achieve that, a system needs to go beyond using post-event system-generated data, and incorporate both algorithm and crowdsourcing techniques to gather, analyze, organize and then visualize Web data and activity around an event in real-time; providing decision support capabilities.
 
TOPICS OF INTEREST include, but are not restricted to the following:
- Extraction of actionable insights from user-generated Web-feeds
- Modeling global events from a variety of Web sources
- Trust model for Web-based community contributions to extract credible information
- Identification and geo-location of content sources
- Enablement of first responders through multiple-channels
- Web-platform for Disaster Management
- Cross-referencing, summarizing and presenting social Web in consumable manner

IMPORTANT DATES

February 25th 2013: Workshop paper deadline

March 13th 2013: Workshop paper notifications

April 3rd 2013: Workshop paper final copy (ACM HARD DEADLINE)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
We welcome original, unpublished manuscripts of up to 4 pages.  Vision papers and work-in-progress are welcomed as abstracts (2 pages).
Papers must follow ACM SIG format (2-column), template is available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates.
Papers are to be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swdmwww13

WORKSHOP CHAIRS
Dr. Maja Vukovic, IBM Research, USA, e-mail: maja-AT-us.ibm.com
Prof. Soundar Kumara, Penn State University, USA, e-mail: skumara-AT-psu.edu   
Dr. Patrick Meier. Qatar Computing Research Institute, e-mail: pmeier-AT-qf.org.qa

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE (in progress)
Dr. Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia
Dr. Carlos Castillo, QCRI
Dr. Renato Fontoura De Gusmao Cerqueira, IBM Brazil Research Lab, Brazil
Dr. Jason Ellis, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA
Jakob Rogstadius, University of Madeira, Portugal
Dr. Clarence Wardell III, CNA Safety and Security, USA
Dr. Hideo Watanabe, IBM Tokyo Research Lab, Japan

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