Crisis Computing

Book

Products and demos

Talks/Demos

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, DTIC. March 2017.

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia, March 2017 (In Spanish). [video (in Spanish)]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Jornadas REE Gestión Grandes Incendios, Toledo, Spain. November 2016. Organizada por Pau Costa Foundation. [VIDEO (in Spanish)]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Data for Good, Fondazione CRT, Turin, Italy. October 2016.

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya, July 2016. [slides]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Machine Learning Study Group at UPF, June 2016. [VIDEO]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: University of Uppsala, Sweden. May 2016.

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. For: Data Beers Barcelona, May 2016. [VIDEO]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data: an exciting frontier for applied computing . Talk at EPFL, December 2015. [VIDEO]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data, an Open Invitation. Keynote at WebMedia. Manaus, Brazil, October 2015. [slides]

Carlos Castillo: Big Crisis Data. Invited talk at AAAI Spring Symp. on Observational Studies through Social Media and Other Human-Generated Content. March 2015.

Carlos Castillo: Crisis Computing: Finding Relevant and Credible Information in Social Media During Disasters. Keynote at Big Data Analytics. Delhi, India, December 2014. [slides]

Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz, and Hemant Purohit: Leveraging Social Media and Web of Data to Assist Crisis Response Coordination. Tutorial at SDM, Philadelphia, PA, USA. April 2014. [tutorial page]

Hemant Purohit, Carlos Castillo, Patrick Meier and Amit Sheth: Crisis Mapping, Citizen Sensing and Social Media Analytics. Tutorial at ICWSM, Cambridge, MA, USA. May 2013. [tutorial page with links and references]

Carlos Castillo: Finding Relevant and Credible Information on Social Media During Disasters. Conference on Big Data Systems, Applications, and Privacy. NYU Abu Dhabi, March 2013.

Muhammad Imran, Carlos Castillo, Ji Lucas, Patrick Meier and Sarah Vieweg: AIDR: Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response. In WWW 2014 demo [aidr.qcri.org]

Carlos Castillo: Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response (AIDR). International Conference on Crisis Mapping, Nairobi, Kenya, 2013. [VIDEO]

Survey

Muhammad Imran, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz, Sarah Vieweg: "Processing Social Media Messages in Mass Emergency: A Survey" To appear in ACM Computing Surveys. [arxiv pre-print]

Articles

Content quality

Irina Temnikova, Carlos Castillo, Sarah Vieweg: "The Case for Readability of Crisis Communications in Social Media". SWDM 2015, 18-22 May in Florence, Italy. [dataset]

Combining human and machine intelligence

Ferda Ofli, Patrick Meier, Muhammad Imran, Carlos Castillo, Devis Tuia, Nicolas Rey, Julien Briant, Pauline Millet, Stéphane Joost: "Combining Human Computing and Machine Learning to Make Sense of Big (Aerial) Data for Disaster Response" To appear in Big Data, 2016.

Muhammad Imran, Carlos Castillo: "Towards a Data-driven Approach to Identify Crisis-Related Topics in Social Media Streams". SWDM 2015, 18-22 May in Florence, Italy.

Sarah Vieweg, Carlos Castillo and Muhammad Imran: "Integrating Social Media Communications into the Rapid Assessment of Sudden Onset Disasters." SocInfo 2014.

Muhammad Imran, Ioanna Lykourentzou, Yannick Naudet and Carlos Castillo: Engineering Crowdsourced Stream Processing Systems. Technical report. [arxiv]

Muhammad Imran, Carlos Castillo, Ji Lucas, Patrick Meier, Jakob Rogstadius: "Coordinating Human and Machine Intelligence to Classify Microblog Communications in Crises". ISCRAM 2014.

Sarah Vieweg and Carlos Castillo: Combining Human and Machine Intelligence for Processing of Twitter Data During Mass Emergencies. STCSN e-letter vol. 2 no. 1.

Automatic classification/extraction/matching

Muhammad Imran, Prasenjit Mitra, Carlos Castillo: Twitter as a Lifeline: Human-annotated Twitter Corpora for NLP of Crisis-related Messages. In Proc. of LREC 2016, pp. 1638-1643. May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia. [datasets|arxiv.

Alexandra Olteanu, Sarah Vieweg and Carlos Castillo: "What to Expect When the Unexpected Happens: Social Media Communications Across Crises" In CSCW 2015, 14-18 March in Vancouver, Canada. ACM Press. [datasets|doi|slides|TG24|la stampa|emergency mgmt|irevolution]

Alexandra Olteanu, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz and Sarah Vieweg: CrisisLex: A Lexicon for Collecting and Filtering Microblogged Communications in Crises. In ICWSM. Ann Arbor, MI, USA. June 2014. [bib|aaai||crisislex.org]

Muhammad Imran and Carlos Castillo: Volunteer-powered Automatic Classification of Social Media Messages for Public Health in AIDR. To appear in Public Health in the Digital Age workshop in WWW 2014.

Muhammad Imran, Shady Elbassuoni, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz and Patrick Meier: Practical Extraction of Disaster-Relevant Information from Social Media. In SWDM. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. [acm]

Muhammad Imran, Shady Elbassuoni, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz and Patrick Meier: Extracting Information Nuggets from Disaster-Related Messages in Social Media. In ISCRAM. Baden-Baden, Germany, 2013. Best paper award (see "Practical Extraction ..." for a follow-up to this work). [slides].

Hemant Purohit, Amit Sheth, Carlos Castillo, Patrick Meier, Fernando Diaz: "Emergency-Relief Coordination on Social Media: Automatically Matching Resource Requests and Offers". First Monday 19 (1), January 2014. [bib]

Credibility/trust

Aditi Gupta, Ponnurangam Kumaraguru, Carlos Castillo and Patrick Meier: TweetCred: A Real-time Web-based System for Assessing Credibility of Content on Twitter. In SocInfo 2014. Runner-up for best paper award [arxiv pre-print| daily dot|wp blogs|ktnv|new yorker|wwwhatsnew|techpresident|slides|demo]

Abdulfatai Popoola, Dmytro Krasnoshtan, Attila Toth, Victor Naroditskiy, Carlos Castillo, Patrick Meier and Iyad Rahwan: Information Verification during Natural Disasters. In SWDM workshop. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013. [slides|acm|veri.ly|new scientist (free reg) (local copy)|mit technology review|heise online|foreign policy|the national (uae)]

Carlos Castillo, Marcelo Mendoza, Barbara Poblete: "Information Credibility on Twitter". In Proceedings of WWW conference, pp. 675-684. Hyderabad, India. 2011. [bib|slides (complete, prezi)|slides (partial, pdf)|acm|ars technica|wsj]. The labels used are available on request: [request by mail]

Marcelo Mendoza, Barbara Poblete, Carlos Castillo: "Twitter Under Crisis: Can we trust what we RT?". In SOMA 2010: KDD Workshop on Social Media Analytics, Washington, DC. July 2010. [acm|bib|soma|VIDEO|wall street journal|scientific american]

Mobile app development

Fuming Shih, Oshani Seneviratne, Daniela Miao, Ilaria Liccardi, Lalana Kagal, Evan Patton, Patrick Meier, Carlos Castillo: Democratizing Mobile App Development for Disaster Management. To be presented at the IJCAI Workshop on Semantic Cities. Beijing, China, 2013.