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Collective Sensing, Trust, and Resilience in Global Crises

Co-located with Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2018)
Los Angeles, California, USA. February 9th, 2018.


To reflect the broad scope of topics relevant to this year's theme:
"Collective Sensing, Trust, and Resilience in Global Crises", we
encourage submissions on interdisciplinary research topics within the
contexts of crisis informatics, risk, and disaster management.

The workshop will include a variety of submissions including regular
papers, short papers, and software system demonstrations in addition
to invited talks.  

This year the workshop will have two keynote speakers:

* Dr. Carter T. Butts, University of California Irvine
* Dr. Paige Maas, Facebook

Submitted papers will be evaluated by at least two program committee members.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Ubiquitous and collective intelligence for enhancing
  disaster response and resilience

* Trust and credibility models, rumor and false
  information management for community contributions

* Disaster-related data mining and knowledge management
  challenges and solutions

* Data management and aggregation for crisis data

* Extraction of actionable insights; interpretability of
  machine intelligence

* Event detection and impact analysis

* Practical requirements of disaster response professionals

* Novel crowdsourcing platforms for disaster management

* Scaling up collaboration to large numbers of end users and volunteers

* Datasets for studying crisis informatics

* Evaluation and experimentation of emergency management
  and disaster response systems

* Case studies, best practices, and experience reports


* Submission deadline: December 1, 2017

* Acceptance notification: December 15, 2017

* Workshop date: February 9, 2018


The workshop accepts the following types of submissions:

1. Papers including research results, position papers, and practice and
   experience reports, having 5-6 pages (regular), or 2-4 pages (short).

2. Demo proposals describing a prototype or system, up to a maximum of
   2 pages.

Research papers and position papers (regular and short) should be
clearly positioned with respect to previous work, and convey clearly
the importance of the contribution for the disaster management and/or
humanitarian response community. Research papers should describe the
methodology used and the obtained results in as much detail as possible,
including a comparison with state-of-the-art methods when appropriate.

Practice and experience reports (regular and short) should describe
insights obtained in a real-world scenario of interaction between social
media and disaster management and/or humanitarian response efforts.

Demo proposals should describe the system of prototype that will be
demonstrated to attendees, including intended users, and the relevance
for the disaster management and/or emergency response community.
The demonstrated systems can go from a functional prototype to a
completed application.

Papers should be formatted using ACM SIG templates/guidelines. Note that
unlike previous years, accepted submissions will not be published in a
formal proceedings volume. Instead, authors of accepted papers will be
asked to provide a link to a publicly-accessible archive of their paper,
e.g. in arxiv-cs.


Submissions can be uploaded through:


Program Committee:

* Harith Alani, Open University, UK
* Muhammad Imran, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
* Amanda Hughes, Utah State University, USA
* Alexandra Olteanu, IBM, USA
* Leysia Palen, University of Colorado Boulder, USA
* Hemant Purohit, George Mason University, USA
* Melanie Roberts, IBM, Australia
* Emma Spiro, University of Washington, USA


* Yu-Ru Lin, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
* Carlos Castillo, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain.
* Jie Yin, CSIRO, Australia.

For questions, please contact us:
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