CrisisTracker: Crowdsourced social media curation for disaster awareness
J Rogstadius, M Vukovic, CA Teixeira, V Kostakos, E Karapanos, JA Laredo
IBM Journal of Research and Development | IBM CORP | Published : 2013
Awarded by Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology
We express our sincere gratitude to all the curators and disaster-response experts who participated in this study. We thank Patrick Meier for promoting the evaluation as a Standby Task Force deployment and for his guidance in crowd management. We also thank Syria Tracker for its support in making the deployment realistic and safe, and for actively using the system in its daily monitoring of the conflict. We thank Rebecca Curzon and Vicki Kraeling for promoting the study with disaster practitioners. Finally, we thank Ko-Hsun Huang for key guidance in gathering, analysis, and interpretation of data. This work is supported by an IBM Open Collaboration Research Award and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (grant CMU-PT/SE/0028/2008; Web Security and Privacy).