Harvey flooding rescue in social media

Zhou Yang, Long Hoang Nguyen, Joshua Stuve, Guofeng Cao, Fang Jin

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Abstract

Social media provided a significant communication platform for rescuing people when Harvey hit Houston area. In this devastating flooding crisis, the overloaded official emergency institutes were not able to respond quickly due to the burst of call for help in a very short period of time. In this circumstance, many volunteers and people who needed help often post their information on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. How to organize volunteers smartly and efficiently to help people is an extremely challenging and significant problem considering the constraints of volunteer's time slots, urgent priorities, etc. In this paper, we propose three rescue scheduling algorithms to explain how to provide victims timely help by the volunteers on social media.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017
EditorsJian-Yun Nie, Zoran Obradovic, Toyotaro Suzumura, Rumi Ghosh, Raghunath Nambiar, Chonggang Wang, Hui Zang, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Xiaohua Hu, Jeremy Kepner, Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Jian Tang, Masashi Toyoda
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2177-2185
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627143
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017 - Boston, United States
Duration: Dec 11 2017Dec 14 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period12/11/1712/14/17

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    Yang, Z., Nguyen, L. H., Stuve, J., Cao, G., & Jin, F. (2017). Harvey flooding rescue in social media. In J-Y. Nie, Z. Obradovic, T. Suzumura, R. Ghosh, R. Nambiar, C. Wang, H. Zang, R. Baeza-Yates, R. Baeza-Yates, X. Hu, J. Kepner, A. Cuzzocrea, J. Tang, & M. Toyoda (Eds.), Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017 (pp. 2177-2185). (Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BigData.2017.8258166