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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37 T. Lee et al., "Characterizing emergency responses in localities with different social infrastructures using EMSSim," 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Washington, DC, USA, 2016, pp. 1926-1937. file
36 Chi-Jung Jung and Il-Chul Moon. Intelligent Behavior Modeling on Information Delivery of Time-Sensitive Targets, 2016 International Simulation Muti-Conference, AsiaSim / SCS AutumnSim, Beijing, China. file
35 Doyun Kim, Do-hyeong Kim, and Il-Chul Moon. Inverse Modeling of Combat Behavior with Virtual-Constructive Simulation Training, 2016 International Simulation Muti-Conference, AsiaSim / SCS AutumnSim, Beijing, China. file
34 ​K.W. Song and S.H. Kim and J.H. Tak and H.L. Choi and I.C. Moon, 2016, Data-Driven Ballistic Coefficient Learning for Future State Prediction of High-Speed Vehicles, 19th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION), Heidelberg, Germany file
33 Lee, W.S., Lee, Y.M., Kim, H.Y., and Moon, I.-C., 2016. Bayesian Nonparametric Collaborative Topic Poisson Factorization for Electronic Health Records-Based Phenotyping. In International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016). New file
32 Yun, W.-S., S.-G. Ko, I.-C. Moon, and T.-E. Lee. 2015. “Effectiveness of Command and Control Time in Combat Outcome.” In Asia Simulation Conference. Jeju Island, Korea. file
31 Shin, S.-J., J.Y. Oh, S.R. Park, M.K. Kim, and I.-C. Moon. 2015. “Hierarchical Prescription Pattern Analysis with Symptom Labels.” In Workshop on Biological Data Mining and Its Applications in Healthcare, International Conference on Data Mining. file
30 Park, S.R., W.S. Lee, and I.-C. Moon. 2015. “Supervised Dynamic Topic Models for Associative Topic Extraction with A Numerical Time Series.” In Workshop on Topic Models: Post-Processing and Applications, ACM Conference on Information and file
29 I.C. Moon et al. 2015. EMSSIM: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SIMULATOR WITH GEOGRAPHIC AND MEDICAL DETAILS. In Winter Simulation Conference. Huntington Beach, CA. file
28 A.R. Kang, D.Y. Kim, J.S. Lee, J.W. Bae, and I.C. Moon. 2015. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COMMAND AND CONTROL STRUCTURE BETWEEN ROK AND US FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION. In Winter Simulation Conference. Huntington Beach, CA. file
27 Song, K. -W., Kim, D. -H., Shin, S. -J., and Moon, I. -C., 2014. Identifying the Evolution of Disasters and Responses with Network-Text Analysis, IEEE International Conference on SMC, San Diego, USA, Oct. 5-8, 2014 file
26 Park, S.R., Choi, D.S., Jung, D., Kim, M. and Moon, I. -C., 2014. Disease-Medicine Topic Models for Prescription Record Mining, IEEE International Conference on SMC, San Diego, USA, Oct. 5-8, 2014 file
25 Lee, W.S., Yi, G., Jung, D., Kim, M. and Moon, I. -C., 2014. Network Analysis Approach to Study Hospitals’ Prescription Patterns focused on the Impact of New Healthcare Policy, IEEE International Conference on SMC, San Diego, USA, Oct. 5-8, 2014 file
24 Lee, W.S., Park, S.R. and Moon, I.-C., 2014. Modeling Multiple Fields of Collective Emotions with Brownian Agent-Based Model. In AAMAS. Paris, France. file
23 Lee, S.H., Bae, J.W., Lee, J.S., Hong, J.H. and Moon, I.-C., 2014. Simulation Experiment of Routing Strategy for Evacuees and Disaster Responders. In Spring Simulation Multiconference. Tampa, FL., Apr. 13-16, 2014 file
22 Yun, W.-S., Moon, I.-C. and Lee, T.-E., 2013. Entity Level Combat Modeling with Functions of Unit Level Combat. In Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2013. Orlando, FL. file
21 Moon, I.-C. and Hong, J.H., 2013. Theoretic Interplay Between Abstraction, Resolution, and Fidelity in Model Information. In Proceedings of the 2013 Winter Simulation Conference. Washington D. C.: IEEE, pp. 1283–1291. file
20 Lee, S.H., Shin, J.S., Lee, G.H. and Moon, I.-C., 2013. Impact of Relocation to City Commerce: Micro-Level Estimation with Agent-Based Model. In 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference. San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 77–84. file
19 Bae, J.W., Lee, G. and Moon, I.-C., 2012. Formal Specification Supporting Incremental and Flexible Agent-Based Modeling. In 2012 Winter Simulation Conference. Berlin, Germany. file
18 Lee, G., Oh, N. and Moon, I.-C., 2012. Modeling and simulating network-centric operations of organizations for crisis management. In 2012 Spring Simulation Multiconference. Orlando, FL, pp. 114–122. file