Event Tracker

Charles Thomas, Richard McCreadie, Iadh Ounis
2019 Proceedings of the 42nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval - SIGIR'19  
Emergency management organisations currently rely on a wide range of disparate tools and technologies to support the monitoring and management of events during crisis situations. This has a number of disadvantages, in terms of training time for new staff members, reliance on external services, and a lack of integration (and hence poor transfer of information) between those services. On the other hand, Event Tracker is a new solution that aims to provide a unified view of an event, integrating
more » ... formation from emergency response officers, the public (via social media) and also volunteers from around the world. In particular, Event Tracker provides a series of novel functionalities to realise this unified view of the event, namely: real-time identification of critical information, automatic grouping of content by the information needs of response officers, as well as real-time volunteers management and communication. This is supported by an efficient and scalable backend infrastructure designed to ingest and process high-volumes of real-time streaming data with low latency. CCS CONCEPTS • Information systems → Decision support systems.
doi:10.1145/3331184.3331406 dblp:conf/sigir/ThomasMO19 fatcat:f26j7palencszghzmryb4k7ufe