First International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management
In Conjunction with WWW 2012
Lyon, France 

April 17th, 2012

 (Workshop proceedings are available at WWW’12 site)

9.00-9.10 – Welcome and Introductions
(Workshop chairs: Vassilis Kostakos, Soundar Kumara, Maja Vukovic)

9.10-10.30 – Session 1:  Models and Case Studies
(Each presentation 15 minutes + 5 minutes questions)

Information Cascades in Social Media in Response to a Crisis: a Preliminary Model and a Case Study
Cindy Hui, Rutgers University
William A. Wallace, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Malik Magdon-Ismail, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Mark Goldberg, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

User Community Reconstruction using Sampled Microblogging Data
Miki Enoki, IBM Research Tokyo
Yohei Ikawa, IBM Research Tokyo
Raymond Rudy, IBM Research Tokyo

Mining Conversations of Geographically Changing Users
Liam McNamara, Uppsala University
Christian Rohner, Uppsala University

Characterization of Social Media Response to Natural Disasters
Seema Nagar, Indian Institute of Technology
Aaditeshwar Seth, Indian Institute of Technology
Anupam Joshi, Indian Institute of Technology

10.30-11.00 – Coffee break

11.00-12.20 – Session 2: Event Detection
(Each presentation 15 minutes + 5 minutes questions)

Rumor spreading and inoculation of nodes in complex networks
Anurag Singh, IIT Kanpur
Yatindra Nath Singh, IIT Kanpur

Bursty Event Detection from Text Streams for Disaster Management
Sungjun Lee, Seoul National University
Sangjin Lee, Seoul National University
Kwanho Kim, Seoul National University
Jonghun Park, Seoul National University

Automatic Sub-Event Detection in Emergency Management Using Social Media
Daniela Pohl, Klagenfurt University
Abdelhamid Bouchachia, Klagenfurt University
Hermann Hellwagner, Klagenfurt University

Location Inference using Microblogging Messages
Yohei Ikawa, IBM Research Tokyo
Miki Enoki, IBM Research Tokyo
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research Tokyo

12.20-13.30 – Lunch Break

13.30-14.50 – Session 3: Systems and Architectures
(Each presentation 15 minutes + 5 minutes questions)

SocialEMIS: Improving Emergency Preparedness through Collaboration
Ouejdane Mejri, Pilotecnico di Milano
Pierluigi Plebani, Pilotecnico di Milano

Emergency Situation Awareness from Twitter for Crisis Management

Mark Cameron, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia
Robert Power, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia
Bella Robinson, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia
Jie Yin, CSIRO ICT Centre Australia

MECA: Mobile Edge Capture and Analysis Middleware for Social Sensing Applications
Fan Ye, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Raghu Ganti, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Raheleh Dimaghani, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Keith Grueneberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Seraphin Calo, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 

The Use of Social Media within the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS)
Beate Stollberg, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
Tom de Groeve, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission 

Towards Situational Pattern Mining from Microblogging Activity (cancelled)
Nathan Gnanasambandam, Xerox Corp
Keith Thompson, State University of New York
Ion Florie Ho, State University of New York

14.50-15.30 – Coffee Break

15.30-16.45 – Session 4: Work-in-progress and Vision papers
(Each presentation 10mins and 5mins questions)

Evaluating the Impact of Incorporating Information from Social Media Streams in Disaster Relief Routing
Ashlea Bennett Milburn, University of Arkansas
Clarence L. Wardell III, CNA

Tweeting about the Tsunami? – Mining Twitter for Information on the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Akiko Murakami, IBM Research Tokyo
Tetsuya Nasukawa, IBM Research Tokyo

A Disaster Corpus Analysis of Mass and Social Media after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Shosuke Sato, Tohoku Univesity
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research Tokyo
Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University

Social Media and SMS in the Haiti Earthquake
Julie Dugdale, University of Grenoble 2
Bartel Van de Walle, Tilburg University
Corinna Koeppinghoff, Tilburg University

Social Web in Disaster Archives
Michiaki Tatsubori, IBM Research Tokyo
Hideo Watanabe, IBM Research Tokyo
Akihiro Shibayama, Tohoku University
Shosuke Sato, Tohoku University
Fumihiko Imamura, Tohoku University

16.45-17.30 – Discussion and Next Steps