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Next workshop in the series: SWDM 2016, co-located with CIKM.



The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM'15) was co-located with the WWW'15 conference (May 2015, Florence, Italy). The workshop provided a venue for research on disaster management as it relates to the real-time social web.

Social Media in Emergency Management (SMEM) is an area that attracts r
esearchers across a variety of specialties (e.g. natural language processing, machine learning, geographical information systems). These different perspectives are connected by social media as a common data source, and by disaster management as a common task.

This workshop brought together researchers who strive to meet the urgent needs of the public and disaster response professionals during a crisis, by creating and improving Web-enabled disaster management methods and systems.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: Jan 28, 2015.
Paper acceptance notification: Feb 22, 2015
Camera-ready hard deadline: Mar 8, 2015
Workshop date: May 18th, 2015.


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