Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 499619
Sist endret: 14. januar 2016 16:15

Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 499619
Sist endret: 14. januar 2016 16:15
Prosjekt

COMRADES: Collective Platform for Community Resilience and Social Innovation during Crises

prosjektleder

Harith Alani
ved Open University

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Open University

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Informasjons- og kommunikasjonssystemer • Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori

Emneord

Analyse av kollektive beslutninger • Sosiale medier • Robuste lokalsamfunn • Samfunnssikkerhet og krisehåndtering

Kategorier

Prosjektkategori

  • Anvendt forskning

Tidsramme

Avsluttet
Start: 1. januar 2016 Slutt: 31. desember 2018

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

COMRADES: Collective Platform for Community Resilience and Social Innovation during Crises

Populærvitenskapelig sammendrag

Collective Platform for Community Resilience and Social Innovation during Crises

Response to crisis often reveals organisational and technological shortcomings, which threaten community recovery. It is imperative to develop human-centred technologies that take into account actual real world practices of affected populations and responders.

COMRADES is about empowering communities with intelligent socio-technical solutions to help them reconnect, respond to, and recover from crises situations.

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

Response to crisis often reveals organisational and technological shortcomings, which threaten community recovery and sustainable. Even though some technological solutions exist, challenges of communication, interoperability, and data analytics remain. The deployment and use of technologies, and the social structures in which they are adopted, are interdependent. Hence it is imperative to develop human-centred technologies that take into account actual real world practices of affected populations and responders. The rise of social media as an information channel during crisis has become key to community resilience and response. However, existing crisis awareness applications, such as Ushahidi, while vital for information gathering, often struggle to address the challenges of real-time social data analysis and aggregation of crisis micro-events, and filtering of unverified content and reporters. This project will build an intelligent collective resilience platform to help communities to reconnect, respond, and recover from crisis situations. COMRADES will achieve this through an interdisciplinary, socio-technical approach, which will draw on the latest advances in computational social science, social computing, real-time analytics, text and social media analysis, and Linked Open Data. The platform specifications and design requirements will be derived through participatory design workshops with existing activist, responder, and reporter communities. The open source COMRADES platform will go beyond the now standard data collection, mapping, and manual analysis functions provided by the underpinning, widely used Ushahidi crisis mapping tool, to include new intelligent algorithms aimed at helping communities, citizens, and humanitarian services with analysing, verifying, monitoring, and responding to emergency events. COMRADES platform will be deployed and evaluated with multiple, local and distributed, communities, using collective multilingual crisis information. 

Metode

  • Collective Intelligence
  • Resilience Framework
  • Data Mining
  • NLP
  • Ontologies
  • Crisis and Disaster Management
  • GIS

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Harith Alani

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Open University
Aktiv cristin-person

Martina Comes

  • Tilknyttet:
    Lokalt ansvarlig
    ved Institutt for informasjons- og kommunikasjonsteknologi ved Universitetet i Agder

Stina Torjesen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for økonomi ved Universitetet i Agder
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