International Conference Papers

Il-Chul Moon, Alice H. Oh, and Kathleen M. Carley, Analyzing Social Media in Escalating Crisis Situations, IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2011), pp. 71-76, Beijing, China, Jul 10-12, 2011


Abstract : 

 The rapid diffusion of information and opinions through social media, such as web forums and micro-blogs, is affecting the development of crisis situations, such as the Iranian presidential election, the Egyptian protest, and the ROKS Cheonan sinking. Understanding this rapid widespread diffusion, and assessing what information is spreading, what ideas are becoming common, and who is talking about what, is critical for crisis management. This paper presents a computational system for social media assessing the flow of ideas on the web and changes in who is talking about what. This system, given raw social media data, identifies the key topics, the key paths by which topics evolve, the key individuals who contribute to the topic, and the key influence relations between the contributors. We present this system implemented with the Author-Topic model, the meta-network model, and various computational techniques to find and filter the heavy contributors and influences. We demonstrate the performance of the system, by applying it to social media data surrounding the ROKS Cheonan sinking. We describe the results of assessing the initial and changing perceptions of the event using this system.


author={I. C. Moon and A. H. Oh and K. M. Carley}, 
booktitle={Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2011 IEEE International Conference on}, 
title={Analyzing social media in escalating crisis situations}, 
keywords={Internet;emergency services;public information systems;social networking (online);text analysis;ROKS Cheonan sinking;Web forum;author-topic model;crisis management;crisis situation;meta-network model;microblogs;social media;Analytical models;Continuous wavelet transforms;Logistics;Media;Privacy;Influence Propagation;Social Network Analysis;Social media;Topic Identification}, 


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» Il-Chul Moon, Alice H. Oh, and Kathleen M. Carley, Analyzing Social Media in Escalating Crisis Situations, IEEE Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2011), pp. 71-76, Beijing, China, Jul 10-12, 2011 file
16 Il-Chul Moon, Dongwoo Kim, Yohan Jo, and Alice H. Oh, Learning Influence Propagation of Personal Blogs with Content and Network Analyses, Workshop on Finding Synergies between Texts and Networks, IEEE Conference on Social Computing, Minneapolis, MN, file
15 Changho Sung, Il-Chul Moon, and Tag Gon Kim, Collaborative Work in Domain-Specific Discrete Event Simulation Software Development, IEEE International Workshop on Collaborative Modeling and Simulation, Larissa, Greece Jun 28-30, 2010 file
14 Dongwoo Kim, Yohan Jo, Il-Chul Moon, and Alice H. Oh, Analysis of Twitter Lists as a Potential Source for Discovering Latent Characteristics of Users, Workshop on Microblogging, ACM SIGCHI Conference, Atlanta, GA, Apr. 10-15, 2010 file
13 Junghoon Kim, Changbeom Choi, Il-Chul Moon, and Tag Gon Kim, DEVS-based Doctrine Validation of Fleet Anti-Air Defense, Spring Simulation Multi-Conference, Orlando, FL, Apr, 11-15, 2010 file
12 Il-Chul Moon, Yong-Min Kim, Hyun-Jong Lee, and Alice H. Oh, Temporal Issue Trend Identifications in Blogs, Symposium on Social Computing Applications, IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, Vancouver, Canada, Aug, 29, 2009 file
11 Shinjae Yoo, Yiming Yang, Frank Lin, and Il-Chul Moon, Mining Social Networks for Personalized Email Prioritization, ACM SIGKDD Conference, Paris, France, Jun, 28, 2009 file
10 Il-Chul Moon, Simulation Analysis on Destabilization of Complex Adaptive Organizations, IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Security and Defense Applications, Ottawa, Canada, Jul, 8, 2009 file
9 Il-Chul Moon, Se-Jin Nam, Dong-hyun Choi, and Key-Sun Choi, Open API for Ontology Building based on Sentence Triplet Extraction, Asian Semantic Web Conference 2008, Industrial Track, BangKok, Thailand, Feb, 2, 2009 file
8 Il-Chul Moon, Kathleen M. Carley and Alexander H. Levis, Vulnerability Assessment on Adversarial Organization: Unifying Command and Control Structure Analysis and Social Network Analysis, SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, Workshop on Link file
7 Namkyung Oh and Il-Chul Moon, Searching New Structure for the Effective Disaster Management System, 69th American Society of Public Administration Annual Conference (ASPA’08), Dallas, Texas, Mar. 7-11, 2008 file
6 Il-Chul Moon, Eunice J. Kim and Kathleen M. Carley, Automated Influence Network Generation and the Node Parameter Sensitivity Analysis, International Command and Control Research Technology Symposium (ICCRTS’08, DOD CCRP conference), Bellevue, WA, Ju file
5 Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen M. Carley, Evolving Multi-Agent Network Structure with Organizational Learning, Spring Simulation Conference (SpringSim’07), Norfolk, VA, Mar 25-29, 2007, pp 127-134 file
4 Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen M. Carley, Self-Organizing Social and Spatial Networks under What-if Scenarios, Autonomous Agent and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS’07), Honolulu, Hawaii, May 14-18, 2007, pp 127-134 file
3 Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen M. Carley, Locating Optimal Destabilization Strategies, International Command and Control Research Technology Symposium (ICCRTS’07, DOD CCRP conference), Newport, RI, Jun 19-21, 2007 file
2 Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen M. Carley, Estimating the near-term changes of an organization with simulations, AAAI Fall Symposium, Arlington, VA, Oct 12-15, 2006, pp 111-118 file
1 Il-Chul Moon and Kathleen M. Carley, Testing the Robustness of Team Structures with Social Simulation, World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS’06), Kyoto, Japan, Aug 21-25, 2006 file