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 researchers 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.