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Emergency-Affected Population Identification and Notification by Using Online Social Networks


Pho, H and Han, SC and Kang, BH, Emergency-Affected Population Identification and Notification by Using Online Social Networks, Software Engineering, Business Continuity, and Education - Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications (ASEA 2011), 8-10 December 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 541-550. ISBN 978-3-642-27207-3 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2011 Springer-Verlag

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-27207-3_59


Natural disasters have been a major cause of huge losses for both people’s life and property. There is no doubt that the importance of Emergency Warning System (EWS) has been considered more seriously than ever. Unfortunately, most EWSs do not provide acceptable service to identify people who might be affected by a certain disasters. In this project, we propose an approach to identify possibly affected users of a target disaster by using online social networks. The proposed method consists of three phases. First of all, we collect location information from social network websites, such as Twitter. Then, we propose a social network analysis algorithm to identify potential victims and communities. Finally, we conduct an experiment to test the accuracy and efficiency of the approach. Based on the result, we claim that the approach can facilitate identifying potential victims effectively based on data from social networking systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Emergency Warning System, Online Social Network, User Extraction
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Pho, H (Mr Hoang Pho)
UTAS Author:Han, SC (Ms Caren Han)
UTAS Author:Kang, BH (Professor Byeong Kang)
ID Code:76162
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2012-02-29
Last Modified:2018-03-09

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